|Neptunia lutea |
Item #: 3187
Height: 6-18 inches
Planting Rates: 20 sq. ft.
1 pkt. - $6.00
|for more info see Related Books|
Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country
Wildflowers of the Western Plains
Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide
100 Texas Wildflowers
Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region
NEW item! Also known as sensitive briar, this neat low-growing
plant crawls along the ground. It is a member of the legume family.
Gently touch the leaves and they close. Eye-catching bright, yellow
flowers in late spring to early summer.
Photo (bottom left) is one of the tiny butterflies, most likely a
Hairstreak, that hatched out from a pupae found on Yellow Puffs.
This native plant is not only good for wildlife but is also
extremely drought tolerant and thrives in hot dry conditions where
little else does. One plant can spread up to 6 feet across, but
coexists nicely with other plants, never becoming a bully. Small
animals and birds use the ripe seed pods as a food source. This
species of 'sensitive briar' has no thorns.
Special thanks to Carol, for her passion in preserving, protecting
and encouraging propagation of these unique native species.