Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Packera at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21 (2006)
INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-19-006:
Senecio pauperculus FAMILY Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Balsam Groundsel, Balsam Ragwort, Northern Meadow Groundsel
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_senecio_pauperculus_2
Heads few, generally 5-20, per Weakley's Flora (2012).
Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Native to North Carolina & Georgia
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Basal & alternate
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia (Chafin, 2007) p251
- Wildflowers in the Field and Forest: Northeastern US (Clemants & Gracie, 2006) p218
- Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005) p322
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005) p373
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p198
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