Wild Florida Photo - Packera aurea - Golden Ragwort

Packera aurea 

Golden Ragwort

Florida native

Sevier Co. TN 11/30/-1
Sevier Co. TN 
Sevier Co. TN 

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A rare wildflower in Florida, found in floodplains of four panhandle counties; Gadsden, Liberty, Leon and Wakulla and Taylor County in the big bend. The range extends throughout eastern North America, west into Texas and Oklahoma and north into Canada.
A perennial with mostly basal cordate leaves with long petioles and greatly reduced stem leaves that are deeply pinnately lobed. The golden-yellow flowers appear in flattened clusters throughout the spring. The flowers are up to 2.5cm (1 in.) across and the phyllaries have purple or red tips.


Packera aurea is a member of the Asteraceae - Aster family.

Other species of the Packera genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  Packera glabella - BUTTERWEED
  Packera obovata - ROUNDLEAF RAGWORT

Date record last modified: Feb 25, 2022

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