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White Mountain Ragwort

Packera cynthioides (Greene) W. A. Weber & Á. Löve

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Packera cynthioides blooms later than other Packera species at the same latitudes. It is noted by collectors as usually growing on north- or west-facing slopes in limestone-derived soils. Its cauline leaves are well developed and held at a shallow angle to the stem, giving the plant a more "leafy" aspect than other members of the genus.
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Flora of North America Vol. 20: 577, 583, 584 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Description

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Perennials, 20–40+ cm; rhizomatous (rhizomes horizontal to erect). Stems 1 or 2–3, clustered, densely lanate-tomentose or canescent, tufts of arachnoid tomentum in leaf axils, or glabrescent. Basal leaves (thick, leathery) petiolate; blades narrowly lanceolate or oblanceolate, 25–100+ × 5–20 mm, bases tapering, margins entire, subentire, dentate, or wavy (adaxial faces early glabrescent). Cauline leaves gradually reduced (sessile; lanceolate to oblanceolate, entire or wavy). Heads 10–30+ in open or congested, cymiform arrays. Peduncles 0 (or relatively reduced, then densely tomentose). Calyculi inconspicuous (bractlets red-tipped). Phyllaries (8–)13, green (tips red), 3–6 mm, densely tomentose proximally, glabrate distally. Ray florets (5–)8; corolla laminae 8–10+ mm. Disc florets 35–45+; corolla tubes 2.5–3.5 mm, limbs 3.5–4.5 mm. Cypselae 1–1.5 mm, glabrous; pappi 5–6 mm. 2n = 46.
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Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63110 USA
bibliographic citation
Flora of North America Vol. 20: 577, 583, 584 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Synonym

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Senecio cynthioides Greene, Leafl. Bot. Observ. Crit. 1: 212. 1906; S. fendleri A. Gray var. subintegra Greene; S. wrightii Greenman
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Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63110 USA
bibliographic citation
Flora of North America Vol. 20: 577, 583, 584 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Flora of North America @ eFloras.org
editor
Flora of North America Editorial Committee
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eFloras.org
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eFloras