Synonym:  Senecio obovatus  Muhl.  ex  Willd.

             

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Plants of dry to mesic woodlands on thin soils.  Flowers May to June.  Native.

Perennial.  Colony-forming from stolons.  Typical height is 1 to 2 feet.

Inflorescences are flat-topped. Branches are ascending, each bearing relatively few flower heads.

Flower heads are radiateRay florets are yellow, pistillate and fertile.  Disc florets are bisexual and fertile, the corollas yellow. Involucral bracts are equal in length, often partly purple-tinged.

Basal leaves are obovate, ovate to rounded, (i.e., spatula-shaped) with finely-toothed margins, and tapered abruptly or gradually to a petioleStem leaves are alternate, lanceolate or oblanceolate, deeply lobed, gradually becoming smaller upwards.

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Similar species:  Packera aurea.

 

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