Common Name: Piedmont Barbara’s Buttons
- Habit: Perennial Herb
- Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Moist, Average
- Height: 1-2′
- Flower: White, May, Jun
- Fruit: Clusters of small sunflower-like seeds packed into the spent flower head.
- Fall Color: No
- Natural Habitat: Floodplain/Marsh, Bottomland Deciduous Forest
Marshallia obovata has clusters of ovate, glossy green basal leaves that put up central flower stalks topped with single blooms. The flowers are white to pinkish colored in compact globular heads with distinctive trumpet-shaped ray flowers lining the outer edges. Eye-catching when blooming en masse.