NARROW-LEAVED RAGWORT

Senecio inaequidens

Daisy & Dandelion Family [Asteraceae]

Flowers:
month8jun month8june month8jul month8july month8aug month8sep month8sept month8oct

Pappus: pappusZpossible (white, simple)
pappus8mar pappus8march pappus8apr pappus8april pappus8may pappus8jun pappus8june pappus8oct pappus8nov pappus8dec

status
statusZalien
 
flower
flower8yellow
 
morph
morph8actino
 
petals
petalsZMany
(10-15)
stem
stem8round
 
toxicity
toxicityZmedium
 

24th Aug 2014, Birch Road School, Walkden, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD
A bushy flower growing to 80cm height.


29th June 2014, Birch Road School, Walkden, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD
In the second year they slumped over after heavy rain with last years old but now dead growth still standing.


29th June 2014, Birch Road School, Walkden, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD
Large yellow flowers 10-25mm across.


23rd June 2014, Birch Road School, Walkden, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD
Flowers with 10-15 ray-florets.


8th July 2014, Birch Road School, Walkden, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD
Ray-florets rounded at end. Disc-florets in a raised button shape. Stems multiply-branched especially near summit of plant.


29th June 2014, Birch Road School, Walkden, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD
Styles yellow and noticeably protrude well beyond the tubular florets. A few ligules on the flower stalks (petioles).


18th June 2014, Birch Road School, Walkden, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD
As yet un-opened flower buds. Not long narrow leaf immediately underneath some branches.


29th June 2014, Birch Road School, Walkden, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD
Disc-florets like pin-cushions with protruding styles.


1st Sept 2014, Birch Road School, Walkden, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD
A few rings of dark-tipped bracts surround the flower. One or two ligules on the flower-stalk.


8th July 2014, Birch Road School, Walkden, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD
Dark-tipped bracts around sepal.


8th July 2014, Birch Road School, Walkden, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD
Ray-florets just elongating before folding outwards. Styles forked into two re-curved parts.


8th July 2014, Birch Road School, Walkden, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD


1st Sept 2014, Birch Road School, Walkden, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD
Styles yellow and split into two recurving parts.


6th June 2014, Birch Road School, Walkden, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD
Leaves linear and narrow, mostly entire and auriculate (stalkless, with small auricles each side of stem).


18th June 2014, Birch Road School, Walkden, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD
Bottom left shows leaf auricle in close-up. Other leaves with auricles also shown.


18th June 2014, Birch Road School, Walkden, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD
Underside of leaf is greyish.


1st Sept 2014, Birch Road School, Walkden, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD
Ligules just underneath branches (but they might be withered leaves?)


30th July 2014, Birch Road School, Walkden, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD


30th July 2014, Birch Road School, Walkden, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD
Pappus white. The brown parts are the withering remains of the disc-florets.


30th July 2014, Birch Road School, Walkden, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD
All seeds with 'parachutes' flown the nest.


Easily confused with : Flower () [a plant of similar name]

Not to be semantically confused with : Perennial Ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya) or Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) but these totally lack any ray florets [more members of the Dandelion & Daisy Family (Asteraceae)]. Nor with Ragged-Robin (Silene flos-cuculi) [a member of the Campion family (Caryophyllacaea)].

Easily mistaken for : Flower ()

Easily mis-identified as : Flower ()

Some similarities to : other Ragworts but this one has long narrow leaves.

Uniquely identifiable characteristics

Distinguishing Features : The features which, together, distinguish this from other Ragworts are: Stems are woody towards the base. Leaves linear, narrow usually entire (without teeth) and auriculate (stalkless, with small auricles each side of stem); greyish on underside. Leaves and narrow, mostly entire. Flowers yellow 10-25mm across with 10-15 ray-florets. It is sub-glabrous (almost hairless or with slight downy hair).

A garden-escapee and wool-alien which is being increasingly found growing wild. Spreads by parachuted seeds.


  Senecio inaequidens  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Asteraceae  

Distribution
 family8Daisy & Dandelion family8Asteraceae

 BSBI maps
genus8Senecio
Senecio
(Ragworts)

NARROW-LEAVED RAGWORT

Senecio inaequidens

Daisy & Dandelion Family [Asteraceae]