One of the reasons I like native plants is that they are much more difficult to kill. Many of them spread nicely, too, which appeals to my cheap side. This native fits the bill on both counts. It needs a little more moisture than my yard normally provides, but I found a nice little spot for it within reach of my neighbors sprinkler system, where it has lived happily ever after. This plant was featured at our local research forum on the Oak Openings region. The researcher found that when the population is small the plant makes flowers with only female parts. I must have a small population. The carpel is towards the top of the flower. There are no stamens!