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Packera flettii
Flett's groundsel
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: From the foothills to the tops of the Olympic Mountains in Washington, and also at high elevations in the Cascades in the vicinity of Mount Rainier.

Habitat: Open, rocky places, especilly on talus slopes.

Flowers: June - August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Glabrous perennial from a short, woody stem, 0.5-2 dm. tall.


Basal leaves well developed and persistent, up to10 cm. long including the petiole, and 3.5 cm. wide, mostly pinnatifid to lyrate-pinnatifid, but occasionally simple and cordate; stem leaves few and much reduced.


Heads several in a compact cluster; involucre 5-9 mm. high, the bracteoles few and well developed or wanting; rays 5-10 mm. long.

Accepted Name:
Packera flettii (Wiegand) W.A. Weber & Á. Löve
Publication: Phytologia. 49: 46. 1981. 1981.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Senecio flettii Wiegand [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Packera flettii in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Packera flettii checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Packera flettii atlas page.

CalPhotos: Packera flettii photos.

USDA Plants: Packera flettii information.

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