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Senecio triangularis (Arrowleaf groundsel)
Cox, Fran

Senecio triangularis

Senecio triangularis Hook.

Arrowleaf Groundsel, Arrowleaf ragwort

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Senecio gibbsonsii, Senecio triangularis var. angustifolius

USDA Symbol: setr

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

Broadly or narrowly triangular or arrowhead-shaped leaves, with many sharp teeth on edges, grow on several leafy stems that bear yellow flower heads in a branched, flattish cluster at top.

As indicated by the common and technical names, the triangular leaves are distinctive.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AK , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , NT
Native Distribution: Alaska and western Canada; south to southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Native Habitat: Stream banks and other moist places in the mountains.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

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USDA: Find Senecio triangularis in USDA Plants
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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