Approximately 300-400 seeds.

At a Glance: Spring gold is a perennial plant that grows in upright clumps. It has bright yellow flowers and is often one of the first species to bloom in the spring and persist through early summer.

Leaves: Leaves are very narrow, highly dissected, and fern like.

Flowers: Flowers are small and bright yellow, and clustered in open umbels.

Fun Fact: Spring gold has been found to be one of the primary nectar sources for the federally endangered Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterfly (found in our South Sound Prairies).

Growing Conditions:

Sun/Shade Tolerance Hydrology Elevation Range
Full sun > 80%
Mostly sunny 60%-80%
Low elevation
Mid elevation


Photo by Northwest Meadowscapes.

MacKinnon, A., Pojar, J., & Alaback, P. B. (1994). Plants of the Pacific Northwest coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska. Richmond, Wash: Lone Pine Publishing.