Pretty woodland plants with narrow to lance-shaped green leaves and small, star-shaped flowers. Need light, well-drained soil; well suited to rock gardens. Plants spread into wide colonies over time, but they're not invasive; dig up offsets to obtain new plants.
giant star grass
- Zones US, MS, LS, CS, TS; USDA 6-11.
- Native to Mexico.
- Dense mound of light green, grassy leaves to 8 inches tall, sprawling at least twice as wide.
- Bright yellow, 1 inches flowers in spring, summer, and fall.
yellow star grass
- Zones US, MS, LS, CS; USDA 6-9.
- Native from Maine to Florida and west to Texas.
- Usually found in dryish, open woodlands, growing in sandy or stony soil.
- Grassy, somewhat hairy, foot-long leaves rise from a short rhizome.
- In spring and early summer, a foot-tall stem carries one to seven bright yellow, starlike, inch-wide flowers.
- A second bloom may follow later.