Packera cardamine (Greene) W.A. Weber & A. Löve (redirected from: Senecio cardamine)
Family: Asteraceae
bittercress ragwort
[Senecio cardamine Greene]
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Perennials, 20-60+ cm; rhizomatous (rhizomes erect to ascending, stout). Stems 1, glabrous. Basal leaves petiolate; blades orbiculate-ovate, orbiculate, obovate, or subreniform, 30-80+ × 30-80+ mm, bases cordate to contracted, margins crenate, dentate, or wavy. Cauline leaves abruptly reduced (proximal petiolate or sessile and clasping, broadly lanceolate, irregularly incised or crenate; mid ones sessile, clasping, sometimes auriculate, oblong to hastate, irregularly dentate; distal bractlike, entire). Heads 3-8 in open, cymiform arrays. Peduncles conspicuously bracteate, glabrous. Calyculi conspicuous. Phyllaries 13, light green, 5-9+ mm, glabrous. Ray florets usually 8+, rarely 0; corolla laminae 8-11 mm. Disc florets 30-45+; corolla tubes 4-5 mm, limbs 6-7 mm. Cypselae 1.5-2 mm, glabrous; pappi 9-10 mm. Flowering mid Jun-late Jul. Canyons, meadows, spruce forests; of conservation concern; 2400-3200 m; Ariz., N.Mex. Packera cardamine is uncommon, rarely collected, and known only from the Mogollon Mountains of New Mexico and the White Mountains of Arizona.

Packera cardamine image
Russ Kleinman  
Packera cardamine image
Russ Kleinman  
Packera cardamine image
Russ Kleinman  
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