Flat-top Pussytoes (Corymbosa)

The Flat-top Pussytoes (Corymbosa) is generally described as a perennial forb/herb. This is native to the U.S. (United States) has its most active growth period in the spring and summer . The greatest bloom is usually observed in the spring, with fruit and seed production starting in the spring and continuing until summer. Leaves are not retained year to year. The Flat-top Pussytoes (Corymbosa) has a short life span relative to most other plant species and a slow growth rate. At maturity, the typical Flat-top Pussytoes (Corymbosa) will reach up to 1 foot high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 0 inches.

The Flat-top Pussytoes (Corymbosa) is not commonly available from nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by container, seed, sprigs. It has a slow ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have low vigor. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below -18°F. has low tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Growth Rate Slow
General Type Forb/herb
Growth Period Spring, Summer
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Short
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.
Commercial Availability No Known Source
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Spring
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Stoloniferous
Drought Tolerance Low
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Height When Mature 1
Vegetative Spread Moderate
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuousness No
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Spring Summer
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Container, Seed, Sprigs
Moisture Requirements High
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Minimum Temperature -18
Soil Depth for Roots 10
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Regrowth Rate Slow
After-Harvest Resprout Ability No
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 6–8 pH
Precipitation Range 18–18 inches/yr
Planting Density 2700–11000 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 10
Minimum Frost-Free Days 120 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention No
Palatability Low
Fire Resistant No
Causes Livestock Bloating None

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA