Calflora
Taxon  Report   9619    
Packera indecora  (Greene) Á. Löve & D. Löve
Elegant groundsel,  Rayless mountain ragwort
Packera indecora
© 2013 Kirsten Bovee
Photos from
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Packera indecora
© 2013 Kirsten Bovee
Packera indecora
© 2013 Kirsten Bovee
Packera indecora, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
also called Senecio indecorus
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Packera indecora
© 2013 Kirsten Bovee
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Packera
Communities: wetland-riparian

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Senecio pauciflorus var. fallax
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Senecio indecorus
More information about  Packera indecora
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (PAIN11)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 18, 2018).

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