Common Name: Green and Gold
- Habit: Perennial Herb
- Light: Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun), Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Average, Moist
- Height: <1′
- Flower: Yellow, Apr, May
- Fruit: Small dark brown oval seeds ripen a few weeks after the blooms fade.
- Fall Color: No
- Natural Habitat: Upland Deciduous Forest, Woodland Edge
Chrysogonum virginianum is a semi-evergreen, creeping ground cover with fuzzy green leaves and small golden flowers. Single flowers are bourne on short stalks in spring with five bright yellow/golden petals. Colonies will bloom en masse with an eye-catching “Green and Gold” mosaic. Thrives in rich soils in shady areas and will form colonies/mats over time as stems creep outward.