Sidneya tenuifolia (Skeleton-Leaf Goldeneye)
Synonym: Viguiera stenoloba.
Skeleton-Leaf Goldeneye is a very drought-tolerant shrubby perennial with daisy-like yellow flowers. It blooms from summer until the first frost and does best in full sun and dry sites. It needs well-draining soil.
Skeleton-Leaf Goldeneye appreciates supplemental water in the summer, but once established it is very drought-tolerant. It is also deer resistant. Deadhead spent flowers to keep it tidy and encourage more blooms.
Skeleton-Leaf Goldeneye can be used as a tall ground cover or small flowering shrub.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Full to part sun|
|Bloom time||Summer, fall|
|Mature height||1.5-3 ft|
|Mature spread||2-4 ft|
|Attracts||Butterflies, bees, birds|
|Host plant||Bordered Patch butterfly|
|Notes||Needs well-draining soil.|
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|