|Scientific Name||Packera obovata (Senecio obovatus)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PAOB6|
|Common Name||Golden Groundsel, Round-leaf Groundsel||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||565368|
|Description||Habitat: Shady, moist calcareous soils in valleys and canyons.
Plant: Erect perennial, single unbranched stem 8 to 20+ inches tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves crowded, oval, margins serrate, 3/4 to 3-1/4 inches long, on petioles 2 to 4 times as long as the leaves; sparse stem leaves are narrowly lanceolate or oblanceolate and usually deeply pinnately-lobed and clasping.
Inflorescence: Terminal clusters of 6 to 15 or more yellow composite flowers each 1/2 to 3/4-inch across; 8 to 13+ ray florets and 40 to 50 disk florets; 13 to 21 green phyllaries below, sometimes reddish tips.
Bloom Period: March to May.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and SEINet.
|BONAP Distribution Map
Map Color Key
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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