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Plant Details

Packera aurea [= Senecio aureus]

Golden Ragwort, Golden Groundsel, Heartleaf Ragwort, Butterweed

Scientific Name:

Packera aurea [= Senecio aureus]

Common Name:

Golden Ragwort, Golden Groundsel, Heartleaf Ragwort, Butterweed

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Habitat Description:

Moist forests, bottomlands, bogs, stream banks (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Mountains and Piedmont.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Prefers moist soils, tolerates day and occasional flooding.

Basal Leaves

Plants are just coming up.

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Tom Harville's garden, Cary
© Tom Harville

Stem Leaves

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Black Mountain, late March 2005
© MB Baumeister

Budding Stalks

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Black Mountain, late March 2005
© MB Baumeister

Closeup of Buds

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Black Mountain, late March 2005
© MB Baumeister

Beginning to Open

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Black Mountain, early April 2005
© MB Baumeister

Flowers

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Black Mountain, early April 2005
© MB Baumeister

Blooming Plant

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Black Mountain, early April 2005
© MB Baumeister

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnsons Wildflower Center
Flora of North America

Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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