Packera porteri

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Packera porteri (Greene) C.Jeffrey

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial

 

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: reniform

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Asteridae
Superordo:
Asteranae
Ordo:
Asterales

Packera porteri, commonly known as Porter's groundsel, is a perennial.

Naming

Packera porteri was already described and the name validly published by Edward Lee Greene. It was Charles Jeffrey, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1992.

Taxonomy

Packera porteri is a species in the genus Packera which contains approximately 74 to 76 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 3 to 10 centimetres.

Leaves

Packera porteri has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are reniform, crenate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Packera porteri produces solitary yellow many-stellate flowers from July to August.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Packera porteri is native to the Northwest of the US and Colorado.

Cultivation

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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