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Heath Groundsel, Senecio sylvaticus Family: Asteraceae
Senecio sylvaticus     *     Heath Groundsel


Flowering time: July-September. Annual

Habitat: Heaths, open woodlands and sandy waste ground

Stalked yellow flowerheads, the short outer florets rolled back. Bracts brownish-purple or green, the outer bracts absent or very small. Young leaves are initially white-cottony but become hairless.

Similar: Groundsel, Senecio vulgaris. Black bracts


Heath Groundsel, Senecio sylvaticus


Heath Groundsel, Senecio sylvaticus
Heath Groundsel, Senecio sylvaticus
Studland, Dorset. April 2013

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