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8 most common species:
Packera glabella
Butterweed
Butterweed (Packera glabella) is a plant species native to the central and eastern United States. Packera glabella is commonly known as butterweed, cressleaf groundsel and yellowtop. It commonly grows in prairies and floodplains. This plant is toxic to humans.
Packera aurea
Golden ragwort
A member of the aster family, golden ragwort, or Packera aurea, makes a beautiful golden groundcover. This carefree, weedy perennial grows well in full sun to part shade with moist to wet soil and makes a great addition to naturalized gardens, where it attracts small bees and pollinators.
Packera anonyma
Small's ragwort
Small's ragwort (Packera anonyma) is a flowering plant native to the southeastern and northeastern regions of the United States. Small's ragwort grows in rocky soils, disturbed areas like construction sites, roadsides, and fields. This plant is also known as Appalachian ragwort.
Packera obovata
Roundleaf Ragwort
The Packera obovata perennial herb also known as roundleaf Ragwort is native to eastern North America. It's frequently used as a ground cover. Showy yellow flowers bloom spring to summer. Prefers full sun to partial shade.
Packera tomentosa
Woolly ragwort
Woolly ragwort (Packera tomentosa) is native to the eastern United States, favoring the coastal plain. The stem and the underside of the large ovate leaves growing at the base of the plant are hairy, or "wooly." Flat-topped clusters of yellow flowers bloom in early summer.
Packera plattensis
Prairie groundsel
Prairie groundsel (Packera plattensis) is a biennial or short-lived perennial wildflower that is indigenous to the prairies of central North America where it is common. It doesn’t like soils with lots of moisture and is amazingly drought-tolerant. It blooms daisy-like yellow flowers between spring and summer.
Packera multilobata
Lobeleaf groundsel
Lobeleaf groundsel (*Packera multilobata*) is native to the western United States and is found in many habitats, from semidesert to woodland. The plant bears clusters of bright yellow flowers in spring and summer. The smooth seeds with long white bristles are dispersed by the wind.
Packera paupercula
Balsam groundsel
Balsam groundsel (Packera paupercula) is a wildflower that flowers at different times depending on where it grows. In warmer climates, it flowers in late spring; however, further north, it can bloom as late as midsummer. The plant is occasionally grown ornamentally for its attractive daisy-like flowers, but its leaves are toxic if touched or ingested.

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Butterweed
Packera glabella
Butterweed
Butterweed (Packera glabella) is a plant species native to the central and eastern United States. Packera glabella is commonly known as butterweed, cressleaf groundsel and yellowtop. It commonly grows in prairies and floodplains. This plant is toxic to humans.
Golden ragwort
Packera aurea
Golden ragwort
A member of the aster family, golden ragwort, or Packera aurea, makes a beautiful golden groundcover. This carefree, weedy perennial grows well in full sun to part shade with moist to wet soil and makes a great addition to naturalized gardens, where it attracts small bees and pollinators.
Small's ragwort
Packera anonyma
Small's ragwort
Small's ragwort (Packera anonyma) is a flowering plant native to the southeastern and northeastern regions of the United States. Small's ragwort grows in rocky soils, disturbed areas like construction sites, roadsides, and fields. This plant is also known as Appalachian ragwort.
Roundleaf Ragwort
Packera obovata
Roundleaf Ragwort
The Packera obovata perennial herb also known as roundleaf Ragwort is native to eastern North America. It's frequently used as a ground cover. Showy yellow flowers bloom spring to summer. Prefers full sun to partial shade.
Woolly ragwort
Packera tomentosa
Woolly ragwort
Woolly ragwort (Packera tomentosa) is native to the eastern United States, favoring the coastal plain. The stem and the underside of the large ovate leaves growing at the base of the plant are hairy, or "wooly." Flat-topped clusters of yellow flowers bloom in early summer.
Prairie groundsel
Packera plattensis
Prairie groundsel
Prairie groundsel (Packera plattensis) is a biennial or short-lived perennial wildflower that is indigenous to the prairies of central North America where it is common. It doesn’t like soils with lots of moisture and is amazingly drought-tolerant. It blooms daisy-like yellow flowers between spring and summer.
Lobeleaf groundsel
Packera multilobata
Lobeleaf groundsel
Lobeleaf groundsel (*Packera multilobata*) is native to the western United States and is found in many habitats, from semidesert to woodland. The plant bears clusters of bright yellow flowers in spring and summer. The smooth seeds with long white bristles are dispersed by the wind.
Balsam groundsel
Packera paupercula
Balsam groundsel
Balsam groundsel (Packera paupercula) is a wildflower that flowers at different times depending on where it grows. In warmer climates, it flowers in late spring; however, further north, it can bloom as late as midsummer. The plant is occasionally grown ornamentally for its attractive daisy-like flowers, but its leaves are toxic if touched or ingested.
Western golden groundsel
Packera pseudaurea
Western golden groundsel
Western golden groundsel (Packera pseudaurea) is a perennial common to central and western North America. It prefers wet, mountainous habitats such as meadows, riverbanks, and woodlands. The bunch of small flowers that bloom in early summer form a relatively flat-top array. It is also descriptively called western heart-leaved groundsel.
Rocky mountain groundsel
Packera streptanthifolia
Rocky mountain groundsel
Rocky mountain groundsel is a perennial herb from the daisy family, which is evident from its yellow, daisy-like flowers. The species is commonly found in forests, valleys, and open meadows, mostly in damp soil.
Woolly groundsel
Packera cana
Woolly groundsel
It generally grows up to 40 centimeters in maximum height. It is a woolly plant, its herbage coated in whitish hairs. The basal leaves have lance-shaped to oval blades which may have smooth or toothed edges. They are a few centimeters long and are borne on petioles. Leaves higher on the stem are smaller and simpler.
Alpine groundsel
Packera pauciflora
Alpine groundsel
Packera pauciflora is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common name alpine groundsel. It is native to northern North America, where it can be found in parts of western and eastern Canada and the northwestern United States. It grows in subalpine and alpine climates, such as mountain meadows.
Fendler's ragwort
Packera fendleri
Fendler's ragwort
Fendler's ragwort is a perennial herb with a robust presence in mountain meadows and forest clearings. Its signature yellow, daisy-like flowers top slender stems and bloom in the warmth of late spring to early summer. The plant's toothed, lance-shaped leaves clasp the stem, reflecting a hearty adaptation to its alpine environment.
Widehead groundsel
Packera eurycephala
Widehead groundsel
Widehead groundsel is a perennial herb known for its large, round flower heads that bloom in shades of bright yellow. Its robust stem and verdant leaves hint at its hardiness, flourishing in meadows and open forests. The flower's attraction to pollinators reflects its role in the ecosystem. This species adapts well to varying sunlight, indicative of its resilience and ecological versatility.
Packera toluccana
Packera toluccana
Packera toluccana
Packera toluccana is a perennial herb, thriving in alpine regions with its vibrant yellow blooms. It features basal rosettes of oblong leaves and tall, slender stems capped with flower heads resembling small suns. This plant has adapted to high-altitude conditions, its hardy nature enduring the crisp mountain air and cooler temperatures. The conspicuous flowers serve not only as a beacon for pollinators but also as a colorful testament to packera toluccana's resilience amongst rugged terrain.
Brewer's ragwort
Packera breweri
Brewer's ragwort
Brewer's ragwort is a charming perennial herb notable for its rosette of basal leaves and tall flowering stalks. The lobed leaves and clusters of small, bright yellow flowers are distinguishing marks. Thriving in rocky, alpine environments, brewer's ragwort exhibits robust adaptability, with its deep root system anchoring it against harsh mountain winds and poor soil conditions.
Bolander's ragwort
Packera bolanderi
Bolander's ragwort
Bolander's ragwort is a perennial herb with a rosette of basal leaves and a flowering stalk that bears yellow, daisy-like flower heads. Thriving in moist, rocky environments, its foliage may vary from green to purple-tinged. This diversity adapts bolander's ragwort well to its habitats, often located in North American west coast mountain ranges.
Dwarf arctic ragwort
Packera cymbalaria
Dwarf arctic ragwort
Dwarf arctic ragwort is a small perennial herb, recognizable by its succulent, spoon-shaped leaves and vibrant yellow, daisy-like flowers. Its low-growing mat-forming habit thrives in rocky, alpine environments, where its dense clusters foster resilience against harsh conditions. The plant's creeping stems root at the nodes, enabling rapid spread and effective ground coverage in its mountainous habitats.
Packera sanguisorbae
Packera sanguisorbae
Packera sanguisorbae
Packera sanguisorbae features deeply lobed leaves at the base, graduating to fewer lobes as they ascend the stem, culminating in tiny yellow blossoms that cluster at the tip. This lively perennial thrives within moist meadows and stream banks, its growth pattern showcasing a blend of vitality and resilience, mirroring its lush habitat.
Shale barren ragwort
Packera antennariifolia
Shale barren ragwort
Shale barren ragwort features a distinctive rosette of basal leaves topped by golden-yellow flower heads reminiscent of daisies. This hardy perennial thrives in dry, rocky environs, its fuzzy, spoon-shaped foliage adapting to conserve moisture. Flower stems are tall and leafy, making it a beacon for pollinators in its native mountainous terrain.
New mexico groundsel
Packera neomexicana
New mexico groundsel
New mexico groundsel is a rugged perennial herb flourishing in the varied high-altitude terrains of the American Southwest. Its yellow, daisy-like flowers, which bloom from late spring to early summer, sit atop slender, leafy stems. The basal rosette of oblong leaves often has a purple tinge, reflecting adaptability to cooler temperatures. This species is distinguished by its hardiness and ability to thrive in rocky, well-drained soils.
Flame ragwort
Packera greenei
Flame ragwort
Flame ragwort is a perennial herb with a robust yellow flower head, resembling a daisy. The foliage is lush and deeply lobed, often concentrated at the base, with slender stems supporting the blooms. Thriving in alpine meadows, flame ragwort's compact shape and hardy nature allow it to withstand cold, windy conditions, while its radiant blooms attract various pollinators during the brief mountain summers.
Schweinitz's ragwort
Packera schweinitziana
Schweinitz's ragwort
Schweinitz's ragwort is a perennials, often with clusters of small, yellow daisy-like flowers atop leafy stems. The basal leaves are broad, often with toothed margins, while stem leaves may be smaller and less prominent. Thriving in open meadows and rocky slopes, schweinitz's ragwort's native resilience is perfectly adapted to cope with varying sunlight and soil conditions, attracting pollinators and providing a splash of color in its natural habitat.
Elegant groundsel
Packera indecora
Elegant groundsel
Elegant groundsel is a resilient perennial herbaceous plant, thriving in open woodlands and meadows. It typically flourishes with yellow composite flowers that crown its slender, fibrous stems. The plant's basal leaves are often spoon-shaped, with upper leaves more elongated, all with a toothed margin, aiding photosynthesis in dappled sun. Elegant groundsel's deep roots help it survive in well-drained soils and seasonal droughts.
Packera subnuda var. moresbiensis
Packera subnuda var. moresbiensis
Packera subnuda var. moresbiensis
With a resilient disposition, packera subnuda var. moresbiensis flourishes in alpine and subalpine zones where harsh conditions prevail. Its elongated, deep green leaves form a lush rosette at the base, while bright yellow flowers emerge atop slender stems, signaling vitality amidst rugged landscapes. These cheerful blooms are not merely ornamental but adaptively attract pollinators, ensuring the species' persistence amidst the cool, windswept heights it calls home.
Great plains ragwort
Packera tampicana
Great plains ragwort
Great plains ragwort is a hardy perennial herb distinct for its bright yellow flowers perched atop slender stems. With a rosette of basal leaves, it thrives in the open, sun-drenched areas of its native habitats. Its foliage demonstrates a high tolerance to variations in moisture, indicative of the plant's adaptability to diverse conditions within its range.
Oak creek ragwort
Packera quercetorum
Oak creek ragwort
Oak creek ragwort is found only in the dry desertlike uplands of Arizona and New Mexico. The bright yellow flowers add color to the countryside in late spring and early summer. This perennial attracts bees, butterflies, and other insects.
Uinta ragwort
Packera millelobata
Uinta ragwort
Uinta ragwort is a perennial herb that typically thrives in meadows and prairies. It is distinguished by its yellow, daisy-like flowers that bloom above a rosette of deeply lobed leaves. Its tall stems can reach up to 60 cm, supporting clusters of flowers that attract pollinators. The plant's hardiness and ability to spread via rhizomes make it both resilient and prevalent in its preferred habitats.
Packera coahuilensis
Packera coahuilensis
Packera coahuilensis
Packera coahuilensis is a hardy perennial herb distinguished by its vibrant yellow composite flowers. The spoon-shaped basal leaves form a textured rosette, with slender, erect stems supporting the blooms. Native to the rocky terrains of Coahuila, Mexico, packera coahuilensis has adapted to thrive in harsh, sun-drenched landscapes, displaying resilience and beauty in arid environments.
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Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
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Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
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Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
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Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
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Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
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Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
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Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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8 most common species:
Packera glabella
Butterweed
Butterweed (Packera glabella) is a plant species native to the central and eastern United States. Packera glabella is commonly known as butterweed, cressleaf groundsel and yellowtop. It commonly grows in prairies and floodplains. This plant is toxic to humans.
Packera aurea
Golden ragwort
A member of the aster family, golden ragwort, or Packera aurea, makes a beautiful golden groundcover. This carefree, weedy perennial grows well in full sun to part shade with moist to wet soil and makes a great addition to naturalized gardens, where it attracts small bees and pollinators.
Packera anonyma
Small's ragwort
Small's ragwort (Packera anonyma) is a flowering plant native to the southeastern and northeastern regions of the United States. Small's ragwort grows in rocky soils, disturbed areas like construction sites, roadsides, and fields. This plant is also known as Appalachian ragwort.
Packera obovata
Roundleaf Ragwort
The Packera obovata perennial herb also known as roundleaf Ragwort is native to eastern North America. It's frequently used as a ground cover. Showy yellow flowers bloom spring to summer. Prefers full sun to partial shade.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
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Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
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Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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