Sometimes you can find black caterpillars with black spines and white spots on pussytoes. This is the butterfly larva of the American Painted Lady which can be found throughout Missouri from March through November.
Uses: ground cover, butterflies, small bees, container gardens, deer tolerant
Bloom time: April & May
Height: ground-hugging foliage; flower stems 6 to 10" tall
Space: 6 - 10 inches
Sun: Sun to medium shade
Moisture: Dry to average
Seed: Sow fresh seed as soon as available (usually by June). Some seed will germinate within a month, and the rest will germinate the following spring. These tiny seeds will need light to germinate, so do not cover them.