Packera tomentosa
woolly ragwort

Packera tomentosa
Packera tomentosa
Photo courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Packera tomentosa
Common name: woolly ragwort
Group: dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 8"-28"'
Foliage: stem and undersides covered with a dense  wool; cauline leaves entire or toothed
Flower: 1/2-1-1/4" yellow with yellow rays and disk; flat topped clusters
Flowering time: April - June
Habitat: coastal species found in open woods, pine barrens and clearings
Range in New Jersey: local in the Pine Barrens and the Coastal Plains coast strip
Heritage ranking, if any: S2
Misc. New Jersey is the northern limit of this plant's range.
Stone, in 1910, says of this plant: " mainly of Cape May County, north on the Atlantic side to West Creek and on the bay side to Dias Creek.
The discovery of this species in New Jersey seems to date from June 4, 1882, when the late Isaac Burk found it at Cape May Point. Curiously enought, it was obtained on June 30 of the same year by Mr. Albert Commons at Ocean View"(777).
*Found within the Maurice River Watershed/Cumberland county