Polymnia canadensis

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Common Name: Whiteflower Leafcup, Small-flowered Leafcup

Part to full shade, moderately wet to dry moisture level, loamy soil, prefers alkaline pH.  2-4 ft. height, blooms summer into fall, white flowers, may self-seed in optimum growing conditions.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region: Statewide except absent in Coastal Plain Province

A member of the Aster Family.  Woodland wildflower with striking large, deeply scalloped leaves and small flowerheads that are not very showy.   Not very well known by the public.  Native habitat is rich woods, usually rocky areas.

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Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/