Scientific Name: Senecio vulgaris
Common Name: groundsel
Family Name: Asteraceae
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Annual, Weed (horticultural)
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Irregular
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses:
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Simple, Sessile, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Oblanceolate, Dentate, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Small heads arranged in a cyme, Yellow, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Cypsela (achene + calyx), White, Brown, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves sessile with two rounded lobes at the base of the stem (auriculate) and sub-clasping above; flower heads ray-less with 8-10 small cylinder shaped disc florets (6-13mm) above a conspicuous ring of black tipped bracts forming the base of the inflorescence.