Packera cana (Silvery Groundsel) - photos and description

Packera cana
15 cm ruler for scale

Packera cana

Packera cana

Packera cana

Packera cana

Packera cana
Basal leaf in above photo

Packera cana
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 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 our home in Regina, SK.