Date Posted: Jul 15, 2016
Also known as bear’s foot, hairy leafcup (Smallanthus uvedalia) is an uncommon herbaceous perennial with bright yellow blooms. It occurs naturally in upland hardwood forests, slope forests, upland mixed woodlands, and moist shaded hammocks. It typically blooms in summer and attracts a variety of bees and other pollinators.
In the early 1900s, a tincture was made from hairy leafcup's roots and marketed as "Brooks' Bears-foot Ointment." Click here to learn more about this plant's amazing medicinal powers!
Photo by R.W. Smith, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
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