Senecio integerrimus Nutt.

entire-leaved groundsel, Senecio integerrimus Nutt. 09JL06-01.

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entire-leaved groundsel, Senecio integerrimus Nutt - 07JL15

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characteristics

Biennial or short-lived perennial with erect single stems that grow from a button-like base. Most leaves are basal; round and somewhat thick. Leaves on the upper stem may be slightly toothed. Young plants tend to be hairy. Flowering is a flat topped cluster with 5 - 20 bright yellow flowers. Flower centres are a deep yellow-orange and *bloom* first. Seeds are smooth with long bristles enabling them to be carried away by the wind. A member of the sunflower family.

Also known as lambstongue ragwort, tall western groundsel, lambstongue groundsel.

400,000 seeds/pound; starts from seed.

T SSN H W sun soil H2O fire N2 pH summer fall flower (seed)
BP CW 0.3 0.1 S/PS F-M-C DM ••• - 6.5-8.5 green-dark gray yellow (brown)

habitat

Fields, meadows, disturbed sites.

uses

Attracts a variety of bees, flies and butterflies.

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