Taxon  Report   7520 
Senecio spartioides  Torr. & A. Gray
Broom groundsel,  Broomlike ragwort
Senecio spartioides
© 2016 John Doyen
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Senecio spartioides
© 2004 Robert Sivinski
Senecio spartioides
© 2013 Jean Pawek
Senecio spartioides, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Senecio spartioides
© 1998 Larry Blakely
Genus: Senecio
Red Fir Forest, Bristle-cone Pine Forest
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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ICPN: Senecio spartioides var. multicapitatus
ICPN: Senecio serra var. sanctus
ICPN: Senecio spartioides var. spartioides
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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: Jul 15, 2018).

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