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Packera aurea
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Supertribe: Senecionodae
Tribe: Senecioneae
Subtribe: Senecioninae
Genus: Packera
Á. Löve & D. Löve
Type species
Packera aurea

Packera is a genus of about 64[1] 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.[1]


Sources: NRCS[2]


  1. ^ a b Trock, Debra K. (2006). "Packera". In Flora of North America Editorial Committee. Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA). 20. New York and Oxford – via, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  2. ^ "Classification for Kingdom Plantae Down to Genus Packera A. Löve & D. Löve". The PLANTS Database. Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2008-04-01.