Page authors: Don Knoke, David Giblin
Packera cana
woolly groundsel
Specimens
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Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the northern Great Plains.

Habitat: Dry, open, often rocky places, from the foothills to alpine meadows.

Flowers: May-August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Several-stemmed perennial from a taproot, 1-4 dm. tall, white-woolly throughout.

Leaves:

Basal leaves more or less tufted, narrowly oblanceolate to broadly elliptic, the blade 1-5 cm. long and 4-30 mm. wide, entire to sub-pinnately lobed, petiolate; other leaves few, stongly reduced upward, becoming bract-like.

Flowers:

Heads several in an open, somewhat flat-topped inflorescence; involucre 4-8 mm. high; rays 6-13 mm. long, yellow.