Senecio ampullaceus Hook.
Texas Ragwort, Texas Groundsel, Texas Butterweed
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: seam2
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).
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
BenefitWarning: Considered toxic to livestock.
Deer Resistant: Moderate
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 1125 Collected Mar 9, 1995 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Senecio ampullaceus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Senecio ampullaceus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Senecio ampullaceus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2016-01-19
Research By: TWC Staff