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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Packera serpenticola   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Buck Creek Ragwort, Serpentine Ragwort, Rattlesnake Groundsel, Buck Creek Groundsel


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image of Packera serpenticola, Buck Creek Ragwort, Serpentine Ragwort, Rattlesnake Groundsel, Buck Creek Groundsel

JK Marlow    jkm060429_118

April    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

Resembling P. aurea, but smaller, arachnoid pubescent, & dull green overall, per Packera serpenticola, a New Species from North Carolina (Boufford et al., 2014).

image of Packera serpenticola, Buck Creek Ragwort, Serpentine Ragwort, Rattlesnake Groundsel, Buck Creek Groundsel

JK Marlow    jkm060429_255

April    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

image of Packera serpenticola, Buck Creek Ragwort, Serpentine Ragwort, Rattlesnake Groundsel, Buck Creek Groundsel

JK Marlow    jkm060429_255b

April    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

Ray florets 9-11, lemon yellow. Disc florets 18-20, lemon yellow, per Packera serpenticola, a New Species from North Carolina (Boufford et al., 2014).

image of Packera serpenticola, Buck Creek Ragwort, Serpentine Ragwort, Rattlesnake Groundsel, Buck Creek Groundsel

JK Marlow    s060429_a

April    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

Both leaf surfaces dull grayish green, lower surface arachnoid pubescent, per Packera serpenticola, a New Species from North Carolina (Boufford et al., 2014).

image of Packera serpenticola, Buck Creek Ragwort, Serpentine Ragwort, Rattlesnake Groundsel, Buck Creek Groundsel

JK Marlow    jkm150912_037

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

Basal leaves ovate to broadly ovate to orbicular, margins bluntly dentate, per Packera serpenticola, a New Species from North Carolina (Boufford et al., 2014).

image of Packera serpenticola, Buck Creek Ragwort, Serpentine Ragwort, Rattlesnake Groundsel, Buck Creek Groundsel

JK Marlow    jkm150912_998

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Packera serpenticola   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Packera serpenticola   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3931

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Rare (endemic to the Buck Creek Serpentine Barren, Clay County, NC)

Habitat: serpentine barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

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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