Packera paupercula

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Packera paupercula
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Senecioneae
Genus: Packera
Species: P. paupercula
Binomial name
Packera paupercula
(Michx.) Á.Löve & D.Löve

Senecio pauperculus Michaux
Senecio balsamitae Muhlenberg ex Willdenow
Senecio crawfordii Britton
Senecio flavovirens Rydberg
Senecio gaspensis Greenman
Senecio multnomensis Greenman
Senecio tweedyi Rydberg
Source: FNA[1]

Packera paupercula is a flowering plant species of the genus Packera and family Asteraceae, native to North America, where it is widespread across Canada and much of the United States.[1] Its common names include balsam ragwort and balsam groundsel.[2]

It is taxonomically complex, and many have proposed, or expect future proposals, to break it into species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and races. However, no such classification to date has received wide acceptance.[1][3] It flowers as early as April in the southern part of its range, and as late as August in the northern part of its range.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c d "40. Packera paupercula". Flora of North America. 20: Page 570, 573, 579, 589, 595, 596. Retrieved 2008-05-22. 
  2. ^ Packera paupercula. NatureServe. 2012.
  3. ^ a b Weakley, A. S. (April 2008). "Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia, and Surrounding Areas". 

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