Packera neomexicana var. neomexicana (redirected from: Senecio neomexicanus)
Family: Asteraceae
New Mexico groundsel
[Senecio eurypterus Greenm.,  more]
Packera neomexicana var. neomexicana image
Russ Kleinman  
Annuals, biennials, or perennials, usually lanate or woolly, rarely glabrate, taprooted. Stems 1. Basal leaves: blades ovate to obovate, margins deeply dentate or dissected. Cauline leaves conspicuous. 2n = 46, 92. Flowering early Apr-late Jun. Rocky soils, oak-conifer or chaparral associations; 1200-2400 m; Ariz., N.Mex.; Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Sonora). Variety neomexicana is known from throughout Arizona and in southern and western New Mexico. Its persistent, heavy tomentum and well-developed cauline leaves make it easy to recognize. If type of Senecio thurberi A. Gray belongs within circumscription of Packera neomexicana (see T. M. Barkley 1978), a new combination in Packera will be necessary.