Chrysogonum (kriss-og-on-um) Composite Family (Compositae). Native to the eastern U.S., Chrysogonum is a low, spreading plant, with bright yellow flowers, blooming from early spring through July. It grows best in rich soil with plenty of humus, an ample supply of moisture and full sun or partial shade.
C. virginianum (vir-jin-ee-ay-num); Golden Star. Perennial, grows to 8 inches, with pointed, bright green leaves, 1 to 3 inches long. The charming yellow flowers, starlike because of their pointed petals, are borne singly in the leaf axils.