Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1366

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mtns), primarily Coastal Plain, but extending inland

Look for it on sandy roadsides, in sandy woodlands & forests, granitic flatrocks, granitic domes, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

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 tomentosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Packera tomentosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-19-005:
Senecio tomentosus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Woolly Ragwort


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image of Packera tomentosa, Woolly Ragwort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_seto2_001_lvd

        

image of Packera tomentosa, Woolly Ragwort

JK Marlow    jkm170325_233

March    Pickens County    SC

image of Packera tomentosa, Woolly Ragwort

Keith Bradley    kab_p_tomentosa_3128

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

Phyllaries 13 or 21, light green, usually glabrous(sometimes hairy proximally), per Flora of North America.


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image of Packera tomentosa, Woolly Ragwort

Keith Bradley    kab_p_tomentosa_4456

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Packera tomentosa, Woolly Ragwort

JK Marlow    jkm140426_666

April    Pickens County    SC

Ray florets 10 or 13; disc florets 50-60 or more, per Flora of North America.

image of Packera tomentosa, Woolly Ragwort

JK Marlow    jkm200516_4841

May    Pickens County    SC

image of Packera tomentosa, Woolly Ragwort

JK Marlow    jkm200516_4859

May    Pickens County    SC

Cypselae cylindric, usually 5-10 ribbed (ribs usually prominent), per Flora of North America.

image of Packera tomentosa, Woolly Ragwort

JK Marlow    jkm200516_4864

May    Pickens County    SC

image of Packera tomentosa, Woolly Ragwort

JK Marlow    jkm200516_4875

May    Pickens County    SC

image of Packera tomentosa, Woolly Ragwort

JK Marlow    jkm200516_4878

May    Pickens County    SC

image of Packera tomentosa, Woolly Ragwort

JK Marlow    jkm060603_047

June    Pickens County    SC

Leaves visibly tomentose throughout growing season. Basal lvs held vertically, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Packera tomentosa, Woolly Ragwort

JK Marlow    jkm060603_048

June    Pickens County    SC

image of Packera tomentosa, Woolly Ragwort

JK Marlow    s060604_ab

June    Pickens County    SC

Leaves lanceolate to ovate w scalloped or toothed margins, none pinnatifid, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.