HOARY RAGWORT

Senecio erucifolius

Jacobaea erucifolia

Daisy & Dandelion Family [Asteraceae]

month8jul month8july month8aug month8sep month8sept

Pappus: pappusZpossible (white, simple)
pappus8aug pappus8sep pappus8sept pappus8oct pappus8nov

status
statusZnative
 
flower
flower8yellow
 
morph
morph8actino
 
petals
petalsZMany
12-15
stem
stem8round
 
stem
stem8ribbed
 
toxicity
toxicityZmedium
 
sex
sexZbisexual
 

August 2015, Chosen Hill, Gloucestershire(?). Photo: © Mike Baldwin
A more open inflorescence than has Common Ragwort.


August 2015, Chosen Hill, Gloucestershire(?). Photo: © Mike Baldwin
Flowers 12 to 20mm across with ray florets between 5 to 9mm long.


August 2015, Chosen Hill, Gloucestershire(?). Photo: © Mike Baldwin
The phyllaries are fairly long and bend only slightly backwards at the top. [a concolourously green caterpillar wraps itself 1/3rd of the way around the green sepals, avoiding the yellow petals perhaps as camouflage]


August 2015, Chosen Hill, Gloucestershire(?). Photo: © Mike Baldwin
The stems have short hairs. The upper leaves emerge just below each branch in the stem.


August 2015, Chosen Hill, Gloucestershire(?). Photo: © Mike Baldwin
The upper leaves are narrow but with a central groove on one side and pinnate - with short branches coming off each leaflet.


August 2015, Chosen Hill, Gloucestershire(?). Photo: © Mike Baldwin
The leaves are branched in a manner reminiscent of antlers.


August 2015, Chosen Hill, Gloucestershire(?). Photo: © Mike Baldwin
The stems are short-hairy and with many grooves. A leaf peels off just beneath a junction of stems.The leaves are a darker shade of green than the paler-green stems (and it is not because of the hairs - they are the same on both).


Easily confused with : many other Ragworts and Groundsels - from both the (Senecio) and the Jacobaea species which are best differentiated from each other by the shapes of their leaves; a little less so by their flowers and phyllaries.

Not to be semantically confused with : Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) [a plant with similar name in the same family, Asteraceae]

Easily mistaken for : Flower ()

Easily mis-identified as : Flower ()

Some similarities to : Flower ()

Slight resemblance to : Flower ()

Superficial resemblance to : Flower ()

Lookee-Likees : Flower ()

Uniquely identifiable characteristics

Distinguishing Feature :

No relation to : Flower () [plants with similar names belonging to differing families].


  Senecio erucifolis  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Asteraceae  

Distribution
 family8Daisy & Dandelion family8Asteraceae
 BSBI maps
genus8Senecio
Senecio
(Ragworts)

HOARY RAGWORT

Senecio erucifolius

Jacobaea erucifolia

Daisy & Dandelion Family [Asteraceae]