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Plant Species of the genus Senecio

Information about this genus
Name: Senecio
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: With such a large genus the cultivation requirements are as diverse as the plants, so general guidelines only can be given. They grow in either moderately fertile well-drained soil in full sun or moderately fertile soil that retains moisture; a few will grow in bog. Plants that are grown in pots in colder climates will need fertile well-drained soil with added grit and leaf mold. They should be fed and watered moderately during the growing season. Propagation is from seed or cuttings.
Description: There are 1,250 species in this cosmopolitan genus of trees, shrubs, lianas and herbaceous annuals, biennials and perennials within the family of Asteraceae/Compositae. Although it has lost quite a few species to genera more recently recognized, it is still one of the largest genera of flowering plants. The leaves are lobed or smooth-edged, and the daisy-like flowers are usually arranged in corymbs. Appearing with or without florets, the flowers are usually yellow but can be purple, white, red or blue. Many senecios are toxic to livestock.

Specie Vernacular Zone
anonymus
antennariifolius
aureus
balsamitae
bicolor silver ragwort
cineraria
congestus marsh fleabane
crawfordii
discoideus
eremophilus desert ragwort
erucifolius hoary ragwort
gaspensis
glabellus
glaucifolius
gracilis
hieraciifolius
indecorus
jacobaea stinking willie
lobatus
muehlenbergii
obovatus
palustris
pauciflorus
pauperculus
plattensis
pseudaureus
pseudotomentosus
robbinsii
rotundus
rupestris rock ragwort
schweinitzianus
semicordatus
Senecio serpens 9?11
smallii
sylvaticus woodland ragwort
tweedyi
viscosus sticky ragwort
vulgaris old-man-in-the-Spring



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