Senecio aureus 

Golden Ragwort

Names and Myths

Senecio Latin senex an old man – reference to white pappus

aureus golden

Natural history / Folklore

Catawbas Indians used the plant to check the pains of childbirth, and hasten childbirth.2


April - June Basal leaves are heart-shaped larger than stem leaves basal leaf shape is critical in determining species. 8 to 13 yellow petals around a yellow disk- Moist woods and stream banks.

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