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Packera schweinitziana [= Senecio schweinitzianus]

Schweinitz's Ragwort, Schweinitz's Groundsel

Scientific Name:

Packera schweinitziana [= Senecio schweinitzianus]

Genus:

Packera

Species Epithet:

schweinitzianus

Common Name:

Schweinitz's Ragwort, Schweinitz's Groundsel

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains

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.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

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

State Status:

T: Threatened (*Key)

Notes:

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

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Roan Mountain

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Flora of North America


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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