Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1361

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in GA Mtns, uncommon or rare in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain

Look for it in nutrient-rich forests & woodlands (dry or moist), usually over calcareous or mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Achene

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Packera obovata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-19-009:
Senecio obovatus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Roundleaf Ragwort, Roundleaf Groundsel, Spatulate-leaved Ragwort, Running Ragwort


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_seob2_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm170226_313

February    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm170226_314

February    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm090321_039

March    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Involucral bracts purple-tipped, 0.2" [5mm] long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of DYCs with ray and disc flowers

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JK Marlow    jkm090321_042

March    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm090321_060

March    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm090321_070

March    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm070407_009

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm070407_010

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm090412_036

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

8-10 irregularly spaced ray flowers. Disk yellow, 0.3-.6" across, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm090412_130

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Basal lvs rounded->obovate, tapering or abruptly narrowing to long petiole, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm130422_640

April    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm130422_650

April    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmsobovatus_cane1

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Disc flowers of the Senecio species are perfect [bisexual], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_senecio_obovatus

April        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_senecio_obovatus_3

April        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_senecio_obovatus_7

April        

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JK Marlow    s070407_a

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

[stem leaf on right] Stem leaves piinnately lobed & sessile upward, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm080504_084

May    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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JK Marlow    jkm080504_089

May    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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JK Marlow    s080504_a

May    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Basal leaves have obovate or nearly round blades tapering at the base, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm121027_820

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm121027_823

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

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Tim Spira    tpspobovatus

Month Unknown