Senico obovatus

Roundleaf Ragwort

Names and Myths

Senecio Latin senex an old man – reference to white pappus

obovatus obovate; from the leaf-outline.

Natural history / Folklore

When in fruit the flower heads are covered with white egrets, looking like the heads of old men.32


April - June Basal leaves are ovate and wider above the middle, 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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