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Packera tomentosa (Woolly ragwort)
Cressler, Alan

Packera tomentosa

Packera tomentosa (Michx.) C. Jeffrey

Woolly Ragwort

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Senecio alabamensis, Senecio tomentosus

USDA Symbol: PATO4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Woolly Ragwort (Packera tomentosa), found in open woods and fields along the coastal plain from New Jersey to Texas, has long, narrow, woolly basal leaves, especially when young.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun
Bloom Notes: May begin flowering in March.


USA: AL , AR , DE , FL , GA , LA , MD , MO , NC , NJ , OK , SC , TX , VA

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-04-22
Research By: TWC Staff

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