Photographer: Kitty Kohout
Senecio vulgaris L.
Senecio: from senex, "old man," referring to the gray hairs on the seeds
vulgaris: Latin for "common"
|Status: ||Introduced - naturalized|
|Plant: ||erect, annual, 8"-20" tall forb with usually 1 stem|
|Flower: ||head 1/4" - 1/3" wide, yellow disk flowers and no rays; inflorescence of 8-20 heads in a loose, branched cluster; blooms April-Dec.|
|Fruit:||dry seed on fluffy pappus|
|Leaf:||with coarse, irregular teeth and/or pinnately-divided|
|Habitat: ||disturbed sites|