Calflora
Taxon  Report   7518    
Senecio scorzonella  Greene
Sierra ragwort
Senecio scorzonella
© 2011 Barry Breckling
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Senecio scorzonella
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Senecio scorzonella
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Senecio scorzonella, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Senecio scorzonella
© 2005 Steve Matson
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Senecio
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Senecio covillei var. scorzonella
PLANTS: Senecio covillei
More information about  Senecio scorzonella
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 (SESC)

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 15, 2018).

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