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Rayless Mountain Ragwort
Packera indecora
About Rayless Mountain Ragwort (Packera indecora) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Packera indecora is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common names elegant groundsel and rayless mountain ragwort. It is native to northern North America including most of Canada and sections of the northernmost United States. It grows in moist mountain habitat, such as streamsides and meadows. It is a perennial herb producing a single stem or a cluster of 2 or 3 stems from a branching caudex and a taproot. The plant reaches heights of ten centimeters to one meter. The leaves have thin, oblong or oval blades a few centimeters long borne on long petioles. Smaller, more intricately divided leaves may occur farther up the stem.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

4 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 18.5" - 120.2", Summer Precipitation: 1.39" - 4.08", Coldest Month: 23.0" - 48.6", Hottest Month: 45.4" - 74.0", Humidity: 0.48" - 24.06", Elevation: 1383" - 10194"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Elegant Groundsel

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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