Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Packera aurea (L.) A.Löve & D.Löve image
Photographer: Christopher Noll           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kitty Kohout

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Marion Sheehan

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske
Family Asteraceae
Packera aurea (L.) A.Löve & D.Löve
golden ragwort, heart-leaved groundsel
Packera: after John G. Packer, a Canadian biosystematist
aurea: Latin for "golden"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 6"-36" tall forb with branched or creeping rhizomes
Flower: head 1/2"-1 1/3" wide with 10-13 yellow rays more than 1/4" long, bracts (phyllaries) with purple tips; inflorescence a cluster of several to many heads; blooms May-Aug.
Fruit:dry seed on fluffy pappus
Leaf:basal leaves long-stalked with a heart-shaped base, less than 1 1/2 times as long as wide; upper getting smaller, never clasping, often pinnately-lobed
Habitat: wet, moist; woods, forests, meadows, streambanks
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Senecio aureus L.
Senecio aureus L. var. aquilonius Fernald
Senecio aureus L. var. gracilis (Pursh) Hook.
Senecio aureus L. var. intercursus Fernald
Senecio gracilis Pursh

         
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