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Wild Florida Photo - Packera obovata - Roundleaf Ragwort

Packera obovata

Roundleaf Ragwort

Florida native

Wilson Co. TN 04/30/21
Wilson Co. TN 04/30/21

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An occasional perennial wildflower of hammocks in Jackson, Liberty, Leon and Wakulla Counties of Florida. The range extendas throughout much of the eastern United Stes except Maine, west into New Mexico and Kansas, north into Ontario and Quebec.
The basal and lower stem leaves are ovate or obovate (widest near the rounded tip), gradually tapered towards the base and having the upper stem leaves greatly reduced, sessile and clasping. The yellow flowers are in open or congested corymbiform arrays. Phyllaries green, sometimes with reddish tips.

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


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


Date record last modified: Feb 25, 2022


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