Plant A Day – Roundleaf Ragwort

Roundleaf Ragwort Packera obovata

Roundleaf Ragwort
Packera obovata

There are several species of Packera in Indiana and the best way to tell them apart is by the basal leaves.  You have to search closely to find the basal leaf that goes with the plant.  Roundleaf Ragwort basal leave are … (drum roll) … round!

Note the round basal leaf

Note the round basal leaf

They have dandelion like seed heads

They have dandelion like seed heads

Here's a boring stem leaf

Here’s a boring stem leaf

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