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Packera pseudaurea (False gold groundsel)
Smith, R.W.

Packera pseudaurea

Packera pseudaurea (Rydb.) W.A. Weber & Á. Löve

False Gold Groundsel

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: PAPS5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: CA , CO , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OR , SD , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , SK
Native Habitat: Damp stream banks, wet meadows, open, wet woodlands. (Webref 3).

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.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Packera pseudaurea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Packera pseudaurea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Packera pseudaurea


Record Modified: 2016-02-24
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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