Taxon  Report   7480    
Senecio californicus  DC.
California butterweed,  California groundsel, California ragwort
Senecio californicus
© 2014 John Doyen
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Senecio californicus
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Senecio californicus
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Senecio californicus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Senecio californicus
© 2017 David Wolfson
Genus: Senecio
Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral


Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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More information about  Senecio californicus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).