OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Senecio vulgaris   FAMILY Asteraceae__   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Senecio vulgaris   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-19-001:
Senecio vulgaris   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Senecio vulgaris

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Groundsel


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Gill Newberry    gn03_s_vulgaris_habitat

March        

Freely branched at base and above, stems 1-5dm tall, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Gill Newberry    gn03_senecio_vulgaris

March        

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JK Marlow    jkm130328_445

March    Pittsylvania County    VA

Danville Riverwalk Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm130328_465

March    Pittsylvania County    VA

Danville Riverwalk Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm150407_184

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Pappus white, 5-6mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm150407_186

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Involucres cylindric; bracts in several series, 1 long and several short, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm150407_188

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Heads lack ray flowers; outer bracts have black tips, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm150407_189

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmsvulgaris_and4

Month Unknown    Anderson County    SC

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmsvulgaris_and6

Month Unknown    Anderson County    SC

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmsvulgaris_and7

Month Unknown    Anderson County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Senecio vulgaris   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Senecio vulgaris   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-19-001:
Senecio vulgaris   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Senecio vulgaris

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2328

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Eurasia

Uncommon

Habitat: Roadsides, fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple: Dissected
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Disc: Yellow
Rays: Absent
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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