Senecio vulgaris L.

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Senecio vulgaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
NBI, Pretoria

Senecio vulgaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
NBI, Pretoria

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Common names:
Status: Introduced
Erect annual herb up to c. 40 cm tall, growing from a thick taproot. Stems covered in whitish felt-like hairs when young. Leaves alternate, subsessile, pinnately lobed, up to 6 cm long; margins toothed. Capitula in terminal compact branched heads, yellow, without ray-florets. Pappus of numerous barbellate bristles
Derivation of specific name: vulgaris: vulgar, common, usual
Habitat: Occurring as a weed in disturbed areas, mostly in nurseries or gardens.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jun - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Native to Europe; a common weed in North America
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 31 July 2009

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 669.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Senecio vulgaris
African Plant Database: Senecio vulgaris
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Senecio vulgaris
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Senecio vulgaris
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Senecio vulgaris
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Senecio vulgaris
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Senecio vulgaris
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Senecio vulgaris
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Senecio vulgaris
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Senecio vulgaris
Ispot Southern Africa: Senecio vulgaris
JSTOR Plant Science: Senecio vulgaris
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Senecio vulgaris
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Senecio vulgaris
The Plant List (version 1.1): Senecio vulgaris
Tropicos: Senecio vulgaris

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Senecio vulgaris., retrieved 17 March 2018

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