Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Packera paupercula (Michx.) A.Löve & D.Löve image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Robert R. Kowal

Robert R. Kowal
Family Asteraceae
Packera paupercula (Michx.) A.Löve & D.Löve
balsam groundsel, balsam ragwort, northern meadow groundsel, northern ragwort
Packera: after John G. Packer, a Canadian biosystematist
paupercula: little-poor
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-24" tall forb forming dense colonies
Flower: head 1/2" -1 1/4" wide with 0, 8 or 13 yellow rays more than 1/4" long, bracts (phyllaries) with purple tips; inflorescence clusters with less than 20 heads; blooms May-Aug.
Fruit:dry seed on fluffy pappus
Leaf:basal leaves small, oval, tapering to the stalk, stem leaves mostly pinnately-lobed and getting smaller toward the top
Habitat: wet to moderate moisture; prairies, meadows; in rocky, loamy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Senecio aureus L. var. balsamitae (Muhl. ex Willd.) Torr. & A.Gray
Senecio balsamitae Muhl. ex Willd.
Senecio crawfordii (Britton) G.W.Douglas & G.R.Douglas
Senecio gaspensis Greenm.
Senecio gaspensis Greenm. var. firmifolius (Greenm.) Fernald
Senecio pauperculus Michx.
Senecio pauperculus Michx. var. balsamitae (Muhl. ex Willd.) Fernald
Senecio pauperculus Michx. var. crawfordii (Britton) T.M.Barkley
Senecio pauperculus Michx. var. firmifolius (Greenm.) Greenm.
Senecio pauperculus Michx. var. neoscoticus Fernald
Senecio pauperculus Michx. var. pauperculus
Senecio pauperculus Michx. var. praelongus (Greenm.) House
Senecio pauperculus Michx. var. thompsoniensis (Greenm.) B.Boivin
Senecio tweedyi Rydb.

         
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