Greenthread (Thelesperma filifolium)
This dependable bloomer shows its golden heads throughout the year after rainfall.
Named for its green, thread-like foliage, this dependable bloomer shows its golden heads throughout the year after adequate rainfall. Often found growing in shallow soils, the ripened seeds are a food source for the multi-colored painted bunting. It does not appear to be favored by deer. Also a good larval and nectar plant for butterflies. The crushed leaves have a pleasant aroma and have been used for tea.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Full sun to part sun|
|Bloom time||Spring, summer|
|Mature height||1 ft|
|Host plant||Sulphur butterfly|