Packera pseudaurea
Family: Asteraceae
false-gold groundsel, heart-leaved groundsel, western golden ragwort
[Senecio pseudaureus Rydb.]
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron Carlson  
Etymology: Packera: after John G. Packer, a Canadian biosystematist
Plants: perennial forb; stems usually solitary; erect, often unbranched rhizomes
Leaves: basal leaves narrowly-oval, not tapering to the stalk, more than 1 1/2 times as long as wide with blunt teeth; stem leaves getting smaller toward the top and sometimes clasping
Flowers: head 1/2"-1" wide with 0, 8 or 13 yellow rays more than 1/4" long; bracts (phyllaries) light green; inflorescence clusters of several to many heads; blooms May-July
Fruits: dry seed on fluffy pappus
Habitat: sun; moist; prairies
Conservation Status: Native
Packera pseudaurea image
Aaron Carlson  
Packera pseudaurea image
Aaron Carlson  
Packera pseudaurea image
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