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Senecio integerrimus  Nutt.
Lambstongue ragwort,   Mountain butterweed
Senecio integerrimus is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Genus: Senecio
Family: Asteraceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Toxicity: Do not eat any part of this plant.

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
CalfloraSenecio lugens
Information about  Senecio integerrimus from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (SEIN2)

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[Wikipedia] Range, Habitat, Description: Senecio integerrimus is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common names lambstongue ragwort[1] and tall western groundsel. It is native to western and central North America, where it grows in grassland, forest, and other habitat. It is a biennial or perennial herb producing one or a few erect stems 20 to 70 centimeters (8 to 27+1?2 in) tall from a caudex with fleshy shallow roots.[2] The linear to lance-shaped or triangular leaves are primarily basal,[2] with blades up to 25 cm (10 in) long. The herbage is slightly hairy to woolly or cobwebby. The inflorescence bears several flower heads in a cluster,[2] the middle, terminal head often largest and held on a shorter peduncle, making the cluster look flat. The heads contain many disc florets and usually 8 or 13 ray florets which may be yellow to cream to white in color. Some heads lack ray florets. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/24/2024).