Taxon  Report   7522 
Senecio sylvaticus  L.
Woodland groundsel,  Woodland ragwort
Senecio sylvaticus
© 1998 Dean Wm. Taylor
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Senecio sylvaticus
© 2010 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Senecio sylvaticus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Senecio sylvaticus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Senecio sylvaticus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Senecio
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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:   (Accessed: May 23, 2018).

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