Packera aurea

Family:ASTERACEAE
Species:Packera aurea (Linnaeus) A. & D. Löve
Common Name:Golden Ragwort; Heartleaf Ragwort; Golden Groundsel
Habitat:Wet mucky soils.
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:PAAU3
Plant Notes:Golden Ragwort is a native herbaceous perennial in the Sunflower family (Asteraceae). It is native to primarily the northern third of Alabama. Golden Ragwort occurs in hardwood floodplain forests, in low woods, and in wet pastures. It is a perennial with a short erect rhizome. It reproduces asexually from branched rhizomes or adventitious shoots, often forming large colonies. Leaves are basal and cauline. The basal leaves are petiolate, reniform with cordate bases, glabrous, with crenate margins. Each clump of basal leaves produces 1-5 erect, glabrous, green or purplish flowering stems. The cauline leaves are reduced in size and number. They are short petiolate or sessile, oblong to lyrate in outline, with 2-4 pairs of lateral lobes. The leaves are glabrous. Flowers are produced in heads. The heads are arranged in corymbs. Each head is subtended by 13-21 phyllaries that are green with black tips. There are 10-13 yellow ray flowers and 55-70 yellow disc flowers per head. The fruit is an achene. Golden Ragwort is available from some native plant nurseries. It prefers a wet to moist soil in full sun to partial shade. It blooms well in partial shade and can be naturalized under hardwoods in wet areas or along streams.--A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, FACW (NWI), G5 (Global Rank)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyASTERACEAE - Aster family
Genus Packera
Species Packera aurea (Linnaeus) A. & D. Löve - Golden Ragwort; Heartleaf Ragwort; Golden Groundsel

Citation

Citation PACKERA AUREA (Linnaeus) A. Löve & D. Löve, Bot. Not. 128: 250. 1976.
Basionym: Senecio aureus Linnaeus 1753.
Type: VIRGINIA: Without data, Clayton 249 (286?) (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by Fernald, Rhodora 45: 495. 1943.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Senecio aureus var. aquilonius Senecio aureus Linnaeus, var. aquilonius Fernald, Rhodora 45: 500, pl. 803. 1943. CANADA: Quebec: Gaspe Co.: Low's trail from the forks of Riviere Ste. Anne des Monts to Table Topped Mountain, 14 Aug 1906, Fernald & Collins 766 (holotype: GH).
Senecio aureus var. ashei Senecio aureus Linnaeus, var. ashei Greenman, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 16: 406, pl. 35. 1929. VIRGINIA: Smyth Co.: Near Marion, s.d., Ashe s.n. (holotype: MO?).
Senecio aureus var. aurantiacus Senecio aureus Linnaeus, var. aurantiacus Farwell, Amer. Midl. Naturalist 12: 74. 1930. MICHIGAN: Wayne Co.: Plymouth, 30 May 1929, Farwell 8378 (lectotype: BLH; isolectotype: MICH). Lectotypified by McVaugh et al., Cranbrook Inst. Sci. Bull. 34: 67. 1953.
Senecio rotundifolius Senecio rotundifolius Stokes, Bot. Mat. Med. 4: 215. 1812, nom. illegit.Senecio aureus Linnaeus 1753. 
Senecio aureus Senecio aureus Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 870. 1753. VIRGINIA: Without data, Clayton 249 (286?) (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by Fernald, Rhodora 45: 495. 1943.
Senecio aureus var. gracilis Senecio aureus Linnaeus, var. gracilis (Pursh) Hooker, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 333. 1833.Senecio gracilis Pursh 1814. 
Senecio aureus var. intercursus Senecio aureus Linnaeus, var. intercursus Fernald, Rhodora 45: 499, pl. 802. 1943. MASSACHUSETTS: Middlesex Co.: Tewksbury, 7 Jun 1902, Williams s.n. (holotype: GH).
Senecio gracilis Senecio gracilis Pursh, Fl. Amer. Sept. 529. 1814. PENNSYLVANIA

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Blount, Colbert, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Macon, Madison, Shelby

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: JSU, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
UNA00064714 Jackson 23 Mar 2006 Brian R. Keener
2696
UNA
Packera aurea (L.) A.& D. Löve
UNA00054252 Blount 27 Mar 1999 Brian R. Keener
1838
UNA
Packera aurea (L.) A.& D. Löve
UNA00017546 Jackson 28 Apr 1972 R. Kral
45794
UNA
Packera aurea (L.) A.& D. Löve
UWAL0032275 Jackson 08 Apr 2016 England, J. Kevin
6159
UWAL
Packera aurea (Linnaeus) Á. Löve & D. Löve
TROY000015999 Jackson 23 Mar 2006 Brian R. Keener
2696
TROY
Packera aurea (Linnaeus) A. & D. Löve
UWAL0034518 Lawrence 03 Apr 1995 Kral, R.
84434
UWAL
Packera aurea (L.) A.&D.Love
UNA00049193 Lauderdale 5 May 1980 Russell A. Meigs
374
UNA
Packera aurea (L.) A.& D. Löve
JSU118467 Jackson 29 Apr 1998 K. R. Brodeur
587
JSU
Packera aurea (Linnaeus) A. & D. Löve
JSU118468 Lawrence 10 Apr 1969 R. Kral
34152
JSU
Packera aurea (Linnaeus) A. & D. Löve
TROY000037414 Macon 18 Mar 2013 Alvin R. Diamond
23839
TROY
Packera aurea (Linnaeus) A. & D. Löve
UWAL0017130 Colbert 05 Apr 2014 England, J. Kevin
4780
UWAL
Packera aurea (Linnaeus) A.&D. Love
JSU118469 Madison 6 Apr 1976 T. A. Atkinson
1235
JSU
Packera aurea (Linnaeus) A. & D. Löve
UWAL0009746 Madison 27 Mar 2012 Keener, Brian R.
6970
UWAL
Packera aurea (L.) A.& D. Löve
UWAL0013029 Macon 18 Mar 2013 Diamond, Alvin R.
23839
UWAL
Packera aurea (Linnaeus) A. & D. Löve
UNA00047547 Madison 29 Apr 1971 Richard W. Simmers
2295
UNA
Packera aurea (L.) A.& D. Löve
TROY000036595 Madison 27 Mar 2012 Brian R. Keener
6970
TROY
Packera aurea (Linnaeus) A. & D. Löve
UNA00049192 Jackson 9 May 1980 Russell A. Meigs
471
UNA
Packera aurea (L.) A.& D. Löve
UWAL0000875 Jackson 23 Mar 2006 Keener, Brian R.
2696
UWAL
Packera aurea (L.) A. & D. Löve
JSU118470 Madison 16 Apr 1996 S. E. Hruska
1010
JSU
Packera aurea (Linnaeus) A. & D. Löve
JSU118473 Shelby 4 Apr 1993 R. D. Whetstone
16343
JSU
Packera aurea (Linnaeus) A. & D. Löve
JSU139779 Blount 27 Mar 1999 Brian R. Keener
1838
JSU
Packera aurea (Linnaeus) A. & D. Löve
UWAL0017283 Lawrence 05 Apr 2014 England, J. Kevin
4769
UWAL
Packera aurea (Linnaeus) A. & D. Love
JSU118472 Madison 6 Apr 1976 T. A. Atkinson
1234
JSU
Packera aurea (Linnaeus) A. & D. Löve
USAM000002691 Lawrence 10 Apr 1969 Robert Kral
34152
USAM
Senecio aureus Linnaeus
JSU118471 Madison 11 May 1996 D. D. Spaulding
8298
JSU
Packera aurea (Linnaeus) A. & D. Löve
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