Senecio eremophilus (Cut-Leaved Ragwort) - photos and description




Bracts often black-tipped

Leaf mid stem in above photo

Leaf lower stem in above photo

General: Leafy perennial with a reddish stem, branching above. Stems glabrous.

Flowers: Flowers many, in large umbels. Flower heads measured to 2.5 cm across, bracts are black-tipped.

Leaves: Upper leaves alternate, stalkless, pinnate, we measured an upper stem leaf at 8 cm long 3.5 cm wide. Lower leaves lobed and have petioles. Petioles pubescent.

Height: Height is listed Budd's Flora to 100 cm, we measured plants to 50 cm tall.

Habitat: Damp thickets and moist, open woodlands, parklands and boreal forest.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Photos taken August 14th, lakeside marsh, Good Spirit Provincial Park, about 225 km northeast of Regina, SK, and August 20th in a forest open spot, and on the edge of a beaver pond, moist spruce woods Duck Mountain Provincial Park, about 300 km northeast of our home in Regina, SK.