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Balsam Ragwort (Balsam Groundsel)
Packera paupercula (Senecio balsamitae, Senecio pauperculus)

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

• Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
• Habitat: rocky places, ledges, woods
• Height: 4-18 inches
• Flower size: flower head 3/4 inch across
• Flower color: yellow
• Flowering time: June to August
• Origin: native

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