Taxon  Report   7524    
Senecio vulgaris  L.
Common groundsel,  Old man in the spring, Old man of spring
Senecio vulgaris
© 2005 Steve Matson
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Senecio vulgaris
© 2010 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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Plant Characteristics
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Senecio vulgaris
© 2017 Angelique Herman
Genus: Senecio
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places


Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Senecio vulgaris
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on   /   Google Images
UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (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:   (Accessed: Dec 13, 2018).

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