Packera plattensis (Senecio plattensis)

Packera plattensis (Senecio plattensis)


Prairie Ragwort Category:


Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1-2 feet
Color: Yellow
Blooms: May – July

More Details:

Suggested Uses: Prairie Ragwort is a cheery wildflower that is low growing and very showy when in bloom!  It grows on a variety of soil types, but is very useful in a dry sandy, gravelly or rocky soil. This would be a nice choice for a rock garden and is an excellent choice for upland prairie and shoreline restorations. Attractive to a variety of small bees.

Native Range: Predominantly native to the central states of the contiguous U.S.

Pollinators: It is attractive to small bees and other pollinating insects.  It is a high-value nectar source for adult monarch butterflies.

Flowers: The 3/4″ flower heads contain 8-12 ray flowers surrounding thee yellow disk flowers. They bloom on flat-topped clusters.

Leaves: The stem leaves are irregularly toothed and the basal leaves are stalked.

Other Names: Prairie Grounsel

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

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