Calflora
Taxon  Report   7492    
Senecio flaccidus  Less.  var. douglasii  (DC.) B. L. Turner & T. Barkley
Bush groundsel,  Bush senecio, Douglas' groundsel, Douglas' shrubby ragwort, Shrubby butterweed
Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii
© 2008 Thomas Stoughton
Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii
© 2003 Keir Morse
Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii
© 2008 Thomas Stoughton
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Habitat: streambanks

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Senecio douglasii var. tularensis
ICPN + PLANTS: Senecio douglasii
More information about  Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 (SEFLD)

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 16, 2018).

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