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Senecio flaccidus (Threadleaf ragwort)
Schwartzman, Steven

Senecio flaccidus

Senecio flaccidus Less.

Threadleaf Ragwort, Threadleaf Groundsel

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: SEFL3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A bluish-green, bushy, leafy plant covered with close white wool, bearing yellow flower heads in branched clusters.

This plant was once used medicinally by southwestern peoples.


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AZ , CA , CO , KS , NM , NV , OK , TX , UT
Native Distribution: S. Colorado and Utah to Arizona, Texas, and Mexico.
Native Habitat: Dry rocky plains, deserts, and pinyon-juniper rangeland.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Senecio flaccidus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Senecio flaccidus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Senecio flaccidus


Record Modified: 2016-04-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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