Calflora
Taxon  Report   7480    
Senecio californicus  DC.
California butterweed,  California groundsel, California ragwort
Senecio californicus
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Senecio californicus
© 2009 Robert Steers
Senecio californicus
© 2014 John Doyen
Senecio californicus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Senecio californicus
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Senecio
Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
More information about  Senecio californicus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SECA)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 14, 2018).

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