Packera schweinitziana

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Packera schweinitziana
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Packera
P. schweinitziana
Binomial name
Packera schweinitziana

Packera schweinitziana, commonly called New England groundsel,[1] is a species of flowering plant in the aster family (Asteraceae). It is native to eastern North America, where it is primarily found in eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, with disjunct populations in North Carolina and Tennessee on Roan Mountain.[2][3] Its natural habitat is in sunny, wet areas, often in acidic soil.[2] In the southeastern United States, its habitat is restricted to Appalachian balds.[4]

Packera schweinitziana is a perennial growing to around 70 cm tall, and is occasionally rhizomatous. It produces heads of yellow flowers from May to July.[2] It can be distinguished from the similar-looking Packera aurea by its basal leaves, which are lanceolate to triangular and over 3x as long as wide.[4]


  1. ^ "Packera schweinitziana". Go Botany. New England Wildflower Society. Retrieved 2019-01-03.
  2. ^ a b c Packera schweinitziana Flora of North America
  3. ^ "Packera schweinitziana". County-level distribution map from the North American Plant Atlas (NAPA). Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b Alan Weakley (2015). "Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States".