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Roundleaf Ragwort
Packera obovata (Senecio obovatus)

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.

• 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

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Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.