Summer Wildflowers of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Asteraceae
Packera paupercula (Balsam-ragwort)
Flower coloryellow
Number of petals5
Petal fusionfree
Lea arrangementalternate
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginstoothed
Leaf/leaflet shapeelliptic
Fruit typedry
Flowering datesMay - June
HabitatRocky outcrops
LocalitySouth side
DescriptionThis plant has a deep yellow, daisy-like flowers. The upper leaves are pinnately divided while the lower leaves have a crennate margin and are often wider toward their tip. A similar species, Packera obovata, also occurs in the GMHR but blooms earlier in May and has long stolons.
CommentPrevious name = Senecio pauperculus
Habit photoPW
Flower photoTB