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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Packera paupercula var. paupercula   FAMILY Asteraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Packera paupercula   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Packera paupercula

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)
Senecio pauperculus

 

COMMON NAME:
Balsam Groundsel, Balsam Ragwort, Northern Meadow Groundsel


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image of Packera paupercula var. paupercula, Balsam Groundsel, Balsam Ragwort, Northern Meadow Groundsel

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sepa5_001_lvd

        

image of Packera paupercula var. paupercula, Balsam Groundsel, Balsam Ragwort, Northern Meadow Groundsel

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_senecio_pauperculus_2

April        

Heads few, generally 5-20, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Packera paupercula var. paupercula   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Packera paupercula   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Packera paupercula

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)
Senecio pauperculus

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3395

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Rare

Habitat: Thickets, meadows, glades, generally over circumneutral soils derived from calcareous or mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring
Brown
Achene

 

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