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Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii (Douglas's ragwort)
Flaigg, Norman G.

Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii

Senecio flaccidus Less. var. douglasii (DC.) B.L. Turner & T.M. Barkley

Douglas's ragwort, Douglas ragwort, Shrubby senecio

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Senecio douglasii, Senecio douglasii var. tularensis

USDA Symbol: sefld

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Shrubby senecio is a much-branched, half woody plant. The narrow, green branches create a rush-like effect to 2 ft. high. The foliage is whitish, and the numerous yellow, radiate flowers top the leafy stems.


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

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


Native Distribution: Throughout most of CA
Native Habitat: Washes; wooded or shrubby slopes; valley grasslands

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy or rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available


Description: Sow seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No treatment is necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA

Additional resources

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


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

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