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Butterweed

Packera glabella

Description:

Small yellow cluster of flowers with green vegetation.

Habitat:

Spotted on a trail leading to a swamp. Moist soil and dappled shade between the road and waters' edge. There are mainly hardwood trees that surround this area and Cyprus trees in the swampy waters.

Notes:

I veered off the dirt road onto what looked like an animal trail and was rewarded with a small patch of these beautiful yellow flowers and then a remarkable Barred Owl, not 25 feet off in a Cyprus tree. Delightful!

1 species ID suggestions

James49
James49 11 months ago
Butterweed
Packera glabella Packera glabella - Wikipedia

3 Comments

robert emond
robert emond 11 months ago

Thank you

James49
James49 11 months ago

I am no expert, but it might be a plant commonly named "squaw weed." (Packera Obovata) It might also be "butterweed." (Packera Glabella.) There is some confusion, as there are different similar species named "butterweed." Flowers like this bloom early in the spring and from what I've seen they like wet areas.

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 11 months ago

A very pretty, flower photo....

Georgia, USA

Lat: 30.68, Long: -83.66

Spotted on Mar 31, 2018
Submitted on Apr 1, 2018

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