Ragwort – Golden

Senecio aureus

Family Composite (Asteraceae)
Bloom Late spring, early summer
Habitat Wetlands, swamps, bogs
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 1-3′
Flower Flowers are on slender stalks and have multiple flowers on a single plant. Flowers are bright yellow 1″ diameter with 8-12 petals (ray flower) surrounding a mass of yellow disk flowers. Bracts below the flower are often purple-tipped.
Leaf Leaves are both basal and stem. Basal leaves are heart-shaped with blunt tips and leafstalks are long. Stem leaves are much narrower and deeply cleft into lobes alternating on the stem.


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