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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Packera anonyma   FAMILY Asteraceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Packera anonyma   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Packera anonyma

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Senecio anonymus

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-19-004:
Senecio smallii   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Senecio smallii

 

COMMON NAME:
Small's Ragwort, Squaw-weed, Appalachian Ragwort


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sesm3_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0204v_07a

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0504b_09

April    Greenville County    SC

Field

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JK Marlow    jkm0504b_09b

April    Greenville County    SC

Field

Basal leaves toothed or scalloped, some pinnately lobed, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm200411_3762

April    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

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JK Marlow    jkm200422_4020

April    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

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Keith Bradley    kab_packera_anonyma_5085

April    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm0205a_06

May    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0505c_18

May    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm120512_701

May    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120512_702b

May    Greenville County    SC

Fruit ellipsoid achenes; pappus a tuft of white bristles, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm180509_2037

May    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm180509_2040

May    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm200516_4871

May    Pickens County    SC

8-15 ray flowers, 0.2-0.3" long, surround a disk 0.2-0.3" wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm210513_0233

May    Oconee County    SC

Boone's Creek Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm210513_0236

May    Oconee County    SC

Boone's Creek Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm210513_0237

May    Oconee County    SC

Boone's Creek Preserve

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JK Marlow    s000510_a

May    Greenville County    SC

Usually 20-100 heads in a corymb-like inflorescence, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    s000510_c

May    Greenville County    SC

Cauline leaves few, deeply pinnatifid, becoming sessile above, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    s120524_a

May    Greenville County    SC

Elongate basal lvs with elliptic, blunt-tipped blades taper to long petioles, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm210919_3728

September    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Packera anonyma   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Packera anonyma   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Packera anonyma

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Senecio anonymus

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-19-004:
Senecio smallii   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Senecio smallii

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1364

Forb
Winter annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: rock outcrops, roadsides, woodlands; hammocks, disturbed areas, 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
Achene

 

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