Senecio vulgaris L.
  • Sp. Pl.

This taxon is accepted by Compositae
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

General Description

"Annual 1–4 dm from a ± evident taproot, leafy throughout, sparsely crisp-hairy or subglabrous; lvs coarsely and irregularly toothed to more often pinnatifid, 2–10 × 0.5–4.5 cm, the lower tapering to the petiole or petiolar base, the upper sessile and clasping; heads several or many, discoid, the fls all tubular and perfect; disk 5–10 mm wide; invol 5–8 mm, with ca 21 principal bracts and some short but well developed, black-tipped bracteoles; pappus very copious, from a little shorter than to equaling or generally surpassing the cors; achenes short-hairy chiefly along the angles; 2n=40. A weed in disturbed soil and waste places; native of the Old World, now widely distributed in n. temp. regions, and throughout our range. May–Oct."


Erect, subglabrous annual or biennial to 40 cm. Leaves oblong-oblanceolate, irregularly lacerate-pinnatifid, lower petiolate, upper auriculate. Flower heads discoid, in leafy corymbs, yellow, involucre calycled; florets with lower slender portion of tube


Distribution Map

  • Introduced distribution
Introduced into
  • Southern America Brazil Rio Grande do Sul
  • São Paulo


  • 1 "Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp."
  • 2 Manning, JC, Goldblatt, P. 2012. Asteraceae: Senecio L.. Core Cape Flora (Strelitzia 29). South African National Biodiversity Institute. Pretoria. 415 - 423.
  • 3 Sp. Pl.

 Information From

Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020
Brazil Flora G (2014): Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020. v393.147. Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro. Dataset/Checklist. doi:10.15468/1mtkaw
  • A Group Brazil Flora, REFLORA Program
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  • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
e-Flora of South Africa
e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute.
  • C South African National Biodiversity Institute
New York Botanical Garden
Descriptions of plants should be attributed to the full citation for each individual article, chapter or book that is the source for each record, which should include the authors of original publication.
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World Flora Online consortium
World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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