Plant Details

Packera schweinitziana [= Senecio schweinitzianus]

Schweinitz's Ragwort, Schweinitz's Groundsel

Scientific Name:

Packera schweinitziana [= Senecio schweinitzianus]

Common Name:

Schweinitz's Ragwort, Schweinitz's Groundsel

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


NC Native



Habitat Description:

Grassy balds (in deep soil), at high elevations, in our area generally over metagabbro or amphibolite. May-Jul. NS and QC south to n. NY; disjunct to a few
locations in w. NC and e. TN, notably on grassy balds on Roan Mountain, Snake Mountain, Rich Mountain, and Big Bald.

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G_?: Uncertain (add status to NOTES section) (*)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)


USDA only indicates specimens in NC found in Mitchell County. Listed as Endangered in NC and Threatened in Tennessee where it is called Robbin's Ragwort
NC Natural Heritage lists as G5?

Plants in Flower


Roan Mountain


USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Flora of North America
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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