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Marcus, Joseph A.
Packera tampicana (DC.) C. Jeffrey
Butterweed, Great Plains ragwort
USDA Symbol: PATA5
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
KS , LA , MS , NM , OK , TX USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff