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Golden Ragwort


Scientific Name     

Senecio obovatus Muhl.

Family Name

Asteraceae (Aster family)

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Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

rich woods and rocky outcrops

Plant Height:  

20-70 cm (1'-2'), erect stem 

Flower Color:  

yellow

Flower:  

composite flower composed of ray and disk flowers arranged on flower head (flat receptacle); ray flowers are pistillate, fertile, styles yellow; disk flowers form outer corolla which is white at the base, yellow at the apex, stamens 5, adnate in the upper half of the corolla tube 

Inflorescence:  

terminal and axillary corymbose (racemose inflorescence that is flat/round-topped because outer pedicels longer than inner) 

Fruit:  

achene 

Leaves:  

basal and alternate along stem, basal leaves have rounded teeth and are narrowly elongated and irregularly toothed, cauline leaves sessile 

Bloom Time:  

April-June

Origins:  

native

Other:  

also know as Roundleaf Ragwort; prefers calcareous soils; several similar species including Senecio aureus, can be differentiated based on basal and cauline leaf forms