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Packera aurea (Linnaeus) Á. Löve & D. Löve. Golden Groundsel, Golden Ragwort, Heartleaf Ragwort. Phen: Late Mar-Jun. Hab: Moist forests, bottomlands, bogs, stream banks. Dist: NL (Labrador) west to MN, south to NC, ne. SC, n. GA, n. AL, and c. AR; disjunct in Panhandle FL.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: This species is variable, and some of the more striking variants have been named; some may well warrant formal taxonomic recognition, but additional study is needed.

Synonymy: = Ar, Fl7, FNA20, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, Va, WH3, Barkley (1999); = Senecio aureus L. – C, G, GW2, Oh3, RAB, SE1, WV, Barkley (1978); > Senecio aureus L. – S; > Senecio aureus L. var. aquilonius Fernald – F; > Senecio aureus L. var. ashei Greenm.; > Senecio aureus L. var. aureus – F; > Senecio aureus L. var. gracilis (Pursh) Hook. – F; > Senecio aureus L. var. intercursus Fernald – F; > Senecio gracilis Pursh – S

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