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Western Golden Groundsel - Senecio pseudaureus
Other Names:  Packera pseudaurea


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Plants from a short, branched rhizome. Stems erect, 20–80 cm. Herbage glabrate or arachnoid at leaf bases. Leaves: basal long-petiolate; blades ovate, truncate to cordate, dentate, 2–8 cm long; cauline becoming sessile, lanceolate to oblanceolate, deeply dentate to acutely, pinnately lobed. Inflorescence corymbiform with 5 to 20 heads. Heads radiate; involucres 5–10 mm high; phyllaries 13 or 21, glabrous. Rays 8 or 13; ligules 4–10 mm long. Disk corollas 4–8 mm long. Achenes 1–3 mm long, glabrous (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC to SK south to CA, NM, KS and MO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 62

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Habitat
Moist forest, thickets, meadows, woodlands; valleys to lower subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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