Species Guide: Urban Wildflowers

Oriental hawksbeard

Oriental hawksbeard

Youngia japonica

This plant grows close to the ground, with only its yellow attractive flowers growing on long stalks. The flowers open during the day and close when it gets dark.

Status: Least concern, Introduced (East Asian origin)

Habit: Annual herbaceous

Cultivation: Planted by seeds or transplanting

Ecological Function: Attracts pollinators, ground cover

Pollinators:  Large bees, butterflies

Soil: Loam, clay, organic soils

Moisture: Well drained soils

Shade: Partial shade, no shade