Packera aureus, also called senecio aureus or “golden ragwort”, is a beautiful and interesting ground cover, with stunning yellow flowers in the spring. It is one of the nicest bloomers among the true shade plants.
It is happiest in shade or part sun, but will be perfectly content in the sun if the soil is moist. The plants attain a height of about 12 inches, and they will self seed if they like the spot.
Another bonus is that the foliage is nearly evergreen in Baltimore. The leaves persist quite well into the winter, which is a nice bonus.