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Flaigg, Norman G.
Packera plattensis (Nutt.) W.A. Weber & A. Löve
Prairie groundsel, Prairie ragwort
Synonyms: Senecio plattensis
USDA Symbol: PAPL12
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Biennial or short-lived perennial, occasionally spreading by stolons to form colonies. Stems usually single and branching above, 1-2 ft. tall. The large basal leaves, small upper stem leaves and stem are densely pubescent. The plant is topped by clusters of yellow, aster-like flowers.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Biennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun
AR , AZ , CO , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MI , MN , MO , MT , NC , ND , NE , NM , OH , OK , PA , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV , WY Canada: BC
, SK Native Distribution:
PA & s. Ont. to Sask. & s.c. MT, s. to LA, TX & KS Native Habitat:
Dry prairies; roadsides USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Dry soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2009-02-19
Research By: TWC Staff