Packera cana (Silvery Groundsel) - photos and description






Basal leaf in above photo

Stem leaf from large plant in above photo

General: Single stems from a basal rosette of leaves. Foliage whitish-grey with woolly hairs.

Flowers: Flower heads corymbose, bright yellow, showy, we measured flower heads to 3 cm diameter.

Leaves: Basal leaves entire, stalked, spatulate, measured to 8 cm long and 17 mm wide. Stem leaves are alternate, sessile, entire on small plants, lobed on larger plants. Stem leave highlighted in photo above was 6.5 cm long and 12 mm wide.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 30 cm. We measured plants to 32 cm tall.

Habitat: Prairie hills.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

Synonym: Listed in some of the field guides we use as Senecio canus.

When and where photographed: We took the above photos on June 9th, hillside of the Qu'Appelle River Valley, about 30 km north of Regina, SK, and a prairie hillside in the West Block of Grasslands Park, about 400 km southwest of our home in Regina, SK.