Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1358

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in moist forests, bottomlands, bogs, streambanks, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Packera aurea   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Packera aurea   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-19-008:
Senecio aureus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Golden Ragwort, Heartleaf Ragwort


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image of Packera aurea

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_paau3_001_lvd

        

image of Packera aurea

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_seau2_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0404c_0607

April    Haywood County    NC

Roadside

image of Packera aurea

JK Marlow    jkm080421_097

April    Haywood County    NC

image of Packera aurea

JK Marlow    jkm080421_110

April    Haywood County    NC

Heads several, in open clusters on slender stalks, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Packera aurea

JK Marlow    jkm140411_873

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Packera aurea

JK Marlow    jkm140418_262

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

10-12 ray flowers, 0.25-0.5" long. Disk 0.2-0.5" wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Packera aurea

JK Marlow    jkm170414_607

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Packera aurea

JK Marlow    s040404_bc

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Base of basal leaves cordate or truncate; leaf undersides often purple, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Packera aurea

JK Marlow    jkm0405m_36

May    Sevier County    TN

Roadside

image of Packera aurea

JK Marlow    jkm060508_168

May    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

image of Packera aurea

JK Marlow    jkm070518_097

May    Avery County    NC

Grandfather Mountain

image of Packera aurea

JK Marlow    jkm070518_100

May    Avery County    NC

Grandfather Mountain

image of Packera aurea

JK Marlow    jkm070518_109

May    Avery County    NC

Grandfather Mountain

image of Packera aurea

JK Marlow    jkm080503_036

May    Greenville County    SC

Fruits brownish cylindric achenes; pappus a tuft of white bristles, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Packera aurea

JK Marlow    jkm150505_914

May    Jackson County    NC

image of Packera aurea

JK Marlow    s040503_fg

May    Sevier County    TN

Roadside