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Packera pseudaurea (Rydb.) W.A. Weber & Á. Löve
Streambank Groundsel
Asteraceae (Aster family)

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Packera pseudaurea var. pseudaurea

Species Information

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Perennial herb from a fibrous-rooted, short, ascending or horizontal rhizome or woody stem-base; stems erect, solitary, branched above, glabrous to nearly glabrous, 20-70 cm tall.
Basal leaves heart-shaped, round, elliptic to egg-shaped or oblanceolate, stalked, 2-20 cm long including the stalk, 1-6 cm wide, toothed, lightly white woolly-hairy at first, soon becoming glabrous; stem leaves few, oblanceolate, raggedly toothed, progressively reduced upwards, becoming unstalked.
Heads few to many on hairy stalks in a clustered inflorescence; involucres 5-8 mm tall; involucral bracts lanceolate, sometimes purplish-tipped, glabrous to sparsely long-hairy, margins translucent; bracteoles few, inconspicuous, purplish-tipped; ray flowers yellow, mostly 6-10 mm long; disk flowers yellow.
Achenes oblong, glabrous; pappus of white hairlike bristles.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist meadows, streambanks, and forests from the montane to subalpine zones; common in S BC east of the Coast-Cascade Mountains, becoming rare northward; E to S MB and S to MO, CO and CA.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Ecological Framework for Packera pseudaurea

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

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Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 405 1398 2525
Slope Gradient (%) 0 11 100
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
0 182 360
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
1 4 8
Modal Nutrient Regime
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: AT(2), BWBS(11), ESSF(156), ICH(55), IDF(82), IMA(2), MH(1), MS(141), PP(5), SBPS(3), SBS(13), SWB(3)

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