The lakeside daisy is a long-lived perennial plant and is endemic to the Great Lakes region, meaning it does not appear anywhere else in the world. Listed as vulnerable due to habitat degradation, the plant’s natural populations grow on limestone outcrops that are now sought after by quarries.
The bright yellow flowers of the lakeside daisy make it attractive to pollinators, such as bumblebees and some butterfly species. Rain gardens can help provide stable food sources and habitat for pollinator species of the lakeside daisy, ensuring their remaining populations are able to reproduce.
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