Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1360

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare, endemic to sw. NC, nw. SC, and ne. GA; disjunct in sw. VA

Look for it on granitic domes, cliffs, and rocky woodlands, over granite, gneiss, schist, and amphibolite, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple: Dissected
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brown
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Packera millefolium   FAMILY Asteraceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Packera millefolium   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Packera millefolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-19-003:
Senecio millefolium   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue Ridge Ragwort, Yarrowleaf Ragwort, Divided-leaf Ragwort


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image of Packera millefolium, Blue Ridge Ragwort, Yarrowleaf Ragwort, Divided-leaf Ragwort

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmsmillefolium_glsy

March    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Its mostly basal leaves are twice or more pinnately dissected, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Packera millefolium, Blue Ridge Ragwort, Yarrowleaf Ragwort, Divided-leaf Ragwort

JK Marlow    jkm110513_517

May    Greenville County    SC

Camp Old Indian

This is apparently a hybrid between Packera millefolium and P. anonyma.

image of Packera millefolium, Blue Ridge Ragwort, Yarrowleaf Ragwort, Divided-leaf Ragwort

JK Marlow    jkm200508_4733

May    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Packera millefolium, Blue Ridge Ragwort, Yarrowleaf Ragwort, Divided-leaf Ragwort

JK Marlow    jkm200508_4735

May    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

The leaf segments are linear & sharp-pointed, none as much as 1/8" wide, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Packera millefolium, Blue Ridge Ragwort, Yarrowleaf Ragwort, Divided-leaf Ragwort

JK Marlow    jkm200508_4738

May    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Packera millefolium, Blue Ridge Ragwort, Yarrowleaf Ragwort, Divided-leaf Ragwort

JK Marlow    jkm200508_4740

May    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Ray florets 8-10(-13); disc florets 35-50 or more, per Flora of North America.

image of Packera millefolium, Blue Ridge Ragwort, Yarrowleaf Ragwort, Divided-leaf Ragwort

JK Marlow    jkm200508_4741

May    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Flower heads arranged in open, corymbiform arrays. Peduncles glabrous, per Flora of North America.

image of Packera millefolium, Blue Ridge Ragwort, Yarrowleaf Ragwort, Divided-leaf Ragwort

JK Marlow    jkm200508_4742

May    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Phyllaries (13-)21, green, glabrous (tips sometimes hair-tufted), per Flora of North America.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of DYCs

image of Packera millefolium, Blue Ridge Ragwort, Yarrowleaf Ragwort, Divided-leaf Ragwort

JK Marlow    jkm200508_4743

May    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Packera millefolium, Blue Ridge Ragwort, Yarrowleaf Ragwort, Divided-leaf Ragwort

JK Marlow    jkm200508_4744

May    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Packera millefolium, Blue Ridge Ragwort, Yarrowleaf Ragwort, Divided-leaf Ragwort

JK Marlow    jkm141030_472

October    Greenville County    SC

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