Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Senecio plattensis
Prairie ragwort, Prairie groundsel
Taxonomy

Synonyms: Packera plattensis

Subspecific taxa:

Classification:

Other taxonomic & nomenclature sources: USDA PlantsITISThe Plant ListIPNI

Species Distribution
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County Map Legend
Absent:
Not known from county
Medium confidence:
Medium or unknown confidence;
often old records or unverifiable observations
Medium-high confidence:
Often observations by expert botanists
High confidence:
Often vouchered herbarium records
Planted / introduced:
Native species introduced outside historic range,
or only in planted locations within county (e.g., restorations)
Historic / extirpated:
Only historic records for the species; likely extirpated
(Note that this category is not yet functional)

North American distribution maps for this species: FLNAUSDA PlantsBONAPBISON

Collection & Observation Phenology [?]

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Collection & Observation Timeline [?]

Species Status

Status/Listing: No Information

Notes:

Origin: Native

Species Description

General: Dicot-herb, perennial

Roots: adventitious, fibrous, stolons

Shoots: alternate leaf arrangment; simple leaf type; dentate, lobed (pinnately), parted (pinnately) leaf margin; Pinnate leaf venation; oblong, obovate leaf shape

Inflorescence: head

Flowers: perfect, unisexual, monoecious; complete, incomplete, regular, irregular; yellow; epigynous ovary position

Fruit: achene

Physiology: autotrophic

Ecology & Natural History

Habitat: Species is distributed in blades, escarpments, rocky, open woods and sandy woods.

ILPIN Notes: Pammel, L.H. 1911. A Manual of Poisonous Plants. Torch Press. Cedar Rpaids, Iowa. 977 pp. Species has a short caudex, sometimes rhizomes. Disk florets are perfect, ray florets are pistillate, both fertile. Species is more rare in eastern and southern Illinois.

Functional Relationships:

Human Relationships:

  • Edibility [?] :
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Wildlife and Livestock Information:

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Coefficient of Conservatism (C-value) [?] :

  • Entire State: 6
  • Chicago Area: 6

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