Packera pseudaurea var. flavula

(Falsegold Groundsel)

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Packera pseudaurea var. flavula, Gore Pass, Grand Co. 1793

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Packera pseudaurea var. flavula, Gore Pass, Grand Co. 1912

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Packera pseudaurea var. flavula, Gore Pass, Grand Co. 1809

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Packera pseudaurea var. flavula, County Line Trail, Grand Mesa NF, Delta Co. 0534

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Packera pseudaurea var. flavula, County Line Trail, Grand Mesa NF, Delta Co. 0536

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Packera pseudaurea var. flavula, Gore Pass, Grand Co. 1916

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Packera pseudaurea var. flavula, County Line Trail, Grand Mesa NF, Delta Co. 0544

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Packera pseudaurea var. flavula, County Line Trail, Grand Mesa NF, Delta Co. 0538

Scientific Name Packera pseudaurea var. flavula USDA PLANTS Symbol PAPSF
Common Name Falsegold Groundsel, Streambank Ragwort ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 526300
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
Reference
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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.
References:
•"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

Colorado Status:
Native

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