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Hypoxis hirsuta

yellow star flower

One day you're walking along and notice to your astonishment your "grass" has a number of small, yellow, star-shaped flowers. This is Hypoxis, an excellent low-growing native related to lilies. Site in moist, well-drained soils for the best display.

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Height: 3-6 in
Spread: 4-8 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Dry
Average
Ecoregion
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Tolerance
Urban Environment
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


yellow star flower - Hypoxis hirsuta from Native Plant Trust
yellow star flower - Hypoxis hirsuta from Native Plant Trust