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Packera aurea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Senecioneae
Genus: Packera
A. & D. Löve
Type species
Packera aurea (L.) A. & D. Löve

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Senecio L.
Source: ING,[1] ITIS[2]

Packera is a genus of about 64[3] species of plants in the composite family, Asteraceae. Its members were previously included in the genus Senecio (where they were called aureoid senecios by Asa Gray), but were divided out based on chromosome numbers, a variety of morphological characters, and molecular phylogeny.[3]


Sources: ITIS,[2] NRCS[4]


  1. ^ "Packera" (HTML). Index Nominum Genericorum. International Association for Plant Taxonomy. 1976. Retrieved 2008-05-22. 
  2. ^ a b Integrated Taxonomic Information System Organization (ITIS) (1999). "Packera A. & D. Löve" (HTML). Integrated Taxonomic Information System on-line database. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  3. ^ a b "Packera". Flora of North America. 
  4. ^ Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). "Classification for Kingdom Plantae Down to Genus Packera A. Löve & D. Löve" (HTML). The PLANTS Database. United States Department of Agriculture,. Retrieved 2008-04-01.