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Senecio ampullaceus (Texas ragwort)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Senecio ampullaceus

Senecio ampullaceus Hook.

Texas Ragwort, Texas Groundsel, Texas Butterweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


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).


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr




Warning: Considered toxic to livestock.
Deer Resistant: Moderate

From the National Organizations Directory

According 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

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium


Bibref 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 resources

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


Record Modified: 2016-01-19
Research By: TWC Staff

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