Packera paupercula

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Packera paupercula
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Packera
P. paupercula
Binomial name
Packera paupercula
  • Senecio pauperculus Michaux
  • Senecio balsamitae Muhlenberg ex Willdenow
  • Senecio crawfordii Britton
  • Senecio flavovirens Rydberg
  • Senecio gaspensis Greenman
  • Senecio multnomensis Greenman
  • Senecio tweedyi Rydberg

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 Trock, Debra K. (2006). "Packera paupercula". In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (ed.). Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA). 20. New York and Oxford. Retrieved 2008-05-22 – via, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  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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