Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.
Search native plant database:
Packera tampicana (DC.) C. Jeffrey
Yellowtop, Great Plains ragwort, Butterweed
Synonym(s): Senecio greggii, Senecio imparipinnatus, Senecio tampicanus
USDA Symbol: PATA5
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
This plant grows 12–18 inches high, with delicate, alternate leaves attached directly to the stem. They are pinnately compound, each leaflet unevenly and roundly lobed. The heads are 3/4 inch across with 11–13 ray flowers each. The plant is branched near the top, with all branches forming a more or less flat top with many flower heads on each short stem (248).
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TX
Record Last Modified: 2014-03-06
Research By: TWC Staff