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Senecio aureus

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Golden ragwort
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Description:
Perennial or annual herbs; leaves alternate, often lobed or divided; flowers yellow (rarely white or purple) in a head resembling a small sunflower.
Season:
Late spring into summer
Height:
1-2 ft.
Foliage:
Several long, thin stems; heart-shaped basal leaves are bluntly toothed, slender-stalked and are 2 to 4 in. long; reddish below
Flower:
Flat-topped cluster of daisy-like flower heads; petals and disk flowers are yellow
Site:
Wet meadows, rich, moist woods, swamps, bogs
Poison Part:
Leaves, but of low risk.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion, dermatitis.
Symptoms:
Liver toxicity; skin irritation following contact.
Toxic Principle:
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids.
Severity:
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
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2726

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