Taxon  Report   7524 
Senecio vulgaris  L.
Common groundsel,  Old man in the spring, Old man of spring
Senecio vulgaris
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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Senecio vulgaris
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Senecio vulgaris
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Senecio vulgaris, 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 vulgaris
© 2005 Steve Matson
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Senecio
Communities:
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands: [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 
More information about  Senecio vulgaris
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
website references from Google

Photos and ID tips from PlantID.net

UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (SEVU)

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)


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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: May 02, 2016).

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