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Senecio eremophilus Richardson
desert ragwort

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General Information
Symbol: SEER2
Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : AK   I
L48   N
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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae – Aster family
Genus Senecio L. – ragwort
Species Senecio eremophilus Richardson – desert ragwort

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 3 subspecies of Senecio eremophilus . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Senecio eremophilus</i>
Richardson var. <i>
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Senecio eremophilus var. eremophilus
desert ragwort Distribution of <i>
Senecio eremophilus</i>
Richardson var. <i>
(Rydb.) Greenm.
Senecio eremophilus var. kingii
King's ragwort Distribution of <i>
Senecio eremophilus</i>
Richardson var. <i>
(A. Heller) Cronquist
Senecio eremophilus var. macdougalii
MacDougal's ragwort

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43. Senecio eremophilus Richardson in J. Franklin et al., Narr. Journey Polar Sea. 759. 1823.

Perennials, (20—)40—80(—140) cm (caudices branched, fibrous-rooted). Herbage glabrous or glabrate. Stems single or loosely clustered. Leaves ± evenly distributed (proximal often withering before flowering); petiolate or sessile; blades ovate or lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, (3—)6—12(—20) × (1—)1.5—5(—7) cm, bases tapered, margins usually pinnate to lacerate, sometimes dentate. Heads 10—60+ in compound corymbiform arrays. Calyculi of 3—5+ (prominent or inconspicuous) bractlets (lengths to 3 / 4 phyllaries). Phyllaries (± 8) ± 13, 3—8+ mm, tips green or black. Ray florets ± 8; corolla laminae 5—10 mm. Cypselae usually glabrous, sometimes hirtellous. 2 n = 38, 40, 44.

Varieties 3 (3 in the flora): mostly n, w North America.

Varieties of Senecio eremophilus are distinguished by head size and distribution. Varieties eremophilus and macdougalii are notably different; var. kingii is intermediate in both morphology and distribution.

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Senecio eremophilus var. macdougalii
Senecio eremophilus var. macdougalii
Macdougal's Ragwort
ID: 0000 0000 1016 2864 [detail]
© 2016 Wynn Anderson

Senecio eremophilus var. macdougalii
Senecio eremophilus var. macdougalii
Macdougal's Ragwort
ID: 0000 0000 1016 2865 [detail]
© 2016 Wynn Anderson

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