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Variable Groundsel

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Scientific name
Senecio pinnatifolius
Common name
Variable Groundsel
Plants that Clothe the Bluff
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Plant Form
Forbs
Where to find
Central Shrubland
Foliage
Oval to divided leaves, variable in shape; older leaves oval
Flower
Loose clusters of bright yellow flower heads
Size
H to 0.5 m x W 0.3 – 0.5 m
Flowering
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Description

Variable Groundsel is short-lived and variable in foliage. It is small and spreading with fleshy leaves and well-displayed flower heads.

Confined to the Central Shrubland of the sand dunes, the sprawling habit of this perennial is eye-catching when in flower, with masses of stunning bright yellow daisy-like flowers. It germinates quickly after fire but can become invasive under ideal conditions.

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