This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Senecio, squaw weed, groundsel
- Poisonous Plants
- Perennial or annual herbs; leaves alternate, often lobed or divided; flowers yellow (rarely white or purple) in a head resembling a small sunflower.
- USA, NC, and worldwide
- Poison Part:
- Leaves, but of low risk.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Ingestion, dermatitis.
- Liver toxicity; skin irritation following contact.
- Toxic Principle:
- Pyrrolizidine alkaloids.
- CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN. SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; forest or natural area as native herbaceous flowering plant; landscape in flower gardens as herbace
NCCES plant id: 1157