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Connecticut Plants
Roundleaf Ragwort
Packera obovata (Muhl. ex Willd.) W.A. Weber & A. Löve

This is one of three species of ragwort in Connecticut, all with similar flowers. The basal (lowest) leaves of round-leaved ragwort are egg-shaped. Golden ragwort has heart-shaped basal leaves; balsam ragwort has oblong to lance-shaped basal leaves.

  • Synonyms: Senecio obovatus
  • Family: aster (Asteraceae)
  • Habitat: woods, banks, limestone areas
  • Height: 6-18 inches
  • Flower size: flower head 3/4 inch wide
  • Flower color: yellow
  • Flowering time: May to June
  • Origin: native
Packera obovata (Muhl. ex Willd.) W.A. Weber & A. Lˆve
Packera obovata (Muhl. ex Willd.) W.A. Weber & A. Lˆve
Packera obovata (Muhl. ex Willd.) W.A. Weber & A. Lˆve