|Scientific Name||Packera pseudaurea var. flavula||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PAPSF|
|Common Name||Falsegold Groundsel, Streambank Ragwort||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||526300|
|Description||Life zones and habitat: Foothills and montane (5600 to 10500 ft.); moist meadows, stream banks, open areas.
Plant: Erect perennial 12 to 28 inches tall, usually one, sometimes 2 to 4 smooth stems.
Leaves: Basal leaves petiolate, blades broadly ovate sometimes nearly hastate, 3/4 to 2 inches long and 3/4 to 1-1/2 inches wide with bluntly-toothed margins; lower stem leaves petiolate, margins usually pinnatifid or laciniate, sometimes nearly smooth, gradually becoming smaller, sessile or clasping.
Inflorescence: Open or congested corymb-like groups of 5 to 30 yellow composite flower heads; 0 to 13 rays, 70 to 80 yellow disk florets; smooth, linear, green phyllaries below.
Bloom Period: May to July.
•"Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield
•SW Colorado Wildflowers
•Senecio pseudaureus in New Manual of Botany of the Central Rocky Mountains by John M. Coulter, page 582
•Flora of North America.
|BONAP Distribution Map
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County