Plant DetailShow Menu

Ragwort Senecio

Other Common Name(s):

Other plants called Ragwort:

Phonetic Spelling
sen-ess-ee-o
Description

Senecio is in the daisy family and includes ragworts and groundsels. It contains over 1,000 species of flowering plants and contains both annuals and perennials from shrubs to trees to vines.

Popular types sold as house plants are blue chalksticks and string of pearls

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Patio Garden
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Senecio
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    USA, NC, and worldwide
    Wildlife Value:
    Some plants used by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species as host plants
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Description:
    The flowers are yellow (rarely white or purple) in a head resembling a small sunflower
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves alternate, often lobed or divided. Some are succulent and of various shapes and colors.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses