Packera streptanthifolia

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Packera streptanthifolia
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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. streptanthifolia
Binomial name
Packera streptanthifolia
(Greene) W.A.Weber & Á.Löve
Synonyms
  • Packera cymbalarioides
  • P. oodes
  • Senecio acutidens
  • S. adamsii
  • S. cymbalarioides
  • S. fulgens
  • S. jonesii
  • S. laetiflorus
  • S. leonardii
  • S. longipetiolatus
  • S. oodes
  • S. pammelii
  • S. platylobus
  • S. rubricaulis
  • S. streptanthifolius
  • S. subcuneatus

Packera streptanthifolia is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common name Rocky Mountain groundsel. It is native to western North America from Alaska to California to New Mexico, where it can be found in mountain habitat including woodlands and rocky slopes.

It is a perennial herb producing usually one erect stem, sometimes a cluster of a few stems, 10 to 60 centimeters in maximum height. The spatula-shaped basal leaves have oval or lance-shaped blades on long petioles. They are thick, firm, and sometimes somewhat succulent. Leaves higher on the stem are smaller, thinner, and simpler, and may lack petioles.

The inflorescence is a loose array of two or more flower heads with yellow disc florets and usually either 8 or 13 yellow ray florets up to a centimeter long each.

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