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Marcus, Joseph A.
Senecio ampullaceus Hook.
Ragwort, Texas Groundsel, Texas ragwort
USDA Symbol: SEAM2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
This plant grows 1–2 feet tall. Leaves clasp the stem and are 1–3 inches long, with 1 main vein down the center. The yellow flower heads are on stems growing out of the leaf axils near the top of the plant, with 2–4 blossoms on each stem, 1–1 1/4 inches across. There are 7–9 ray flowers per flower head (248).
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
BenefitWarning: Considered toxic to livestock.
Deer Resistant: Moderate
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Stengl Biological Research Station
- Smithville, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 1125
Collected Mar 9, 1995 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff