Senecio ampullaceus [Asteraceae]

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Scientific Name Senecio ampullaceus USDA PLANTS Symbol SEAM2
Common Name Texas Ragwort, Texas Groundsel ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 36094
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Sandy soils of pastures, abandoned areas, roadsides.
Plant: Erect annual 1 to 3 ft. tall, single stem may be branched near top.
Leaves: Basal and cauline, lanceolate to oblanceolate, edges may be toothed; not lobed; covered with very fine white hairs; 1 to 6 inches long, becoming smaller and clasping upwards.
Inflorescence: Clusters of 10 to 30 yellow composite flowers in corymbiform array, each flower up to 1-1/4 inches across with approx. 8 rays.
Bloom Period: February to May.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, and SEINet.
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