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Prairie Ragwort (Packera plattensis)

About Prairie Ragwort

Prairie Ragwort is a Herb. Herbs are broad-leaved, herbaceous (non-woody) plant. Herbaceous plants are also known as forbs or wildflowers

Plant Names (Nomenclature)

Common Plant Name Prairie Ragwort
Scientific Plant Name Packera plattensis
Other Common Names prairie groundsel
Other Scientific Names Senecio plattensis Senecio
Common Family Name Aster
Scientific Family Name Asteraceae

Origin

Native Status Kansas Native Native Species: Native to Kansas and the United States

Growth Characteristics

Growth Habit/Form Herb Herbs are broad-leaved, herbaceous (non-woody) plant. Herbaceous plants are also known as forbs or wildflowers
Life Span Perennial herbaceous; lives three or more years
Maximum Height 1.0 feet height in feet
Maximum Spread 0.5 feet width in feet
Flower Color Yellow, colors of the flowers
Flowering Season April - May typical months to expect blooms
Reproduction Seed Only methods of reproduction

Growth Requirements

Sun Exposure Full Sun Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
Soil Moisture Drained to Dry Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope

Purchase

Seeds/Plants available to buy at the Prairie Ragwort Store.

Images

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