West Highland Flora

Heath Groundsel


Senecio sylvaticus

 

Senecio sylvaticus

Photo Carl Farmer
25 Sep 2001 Portree, Skye

Occasional on stony ground, old walls, rocks or dry compacted soil.

Flowerhead diameter c 4-8 mm

ID: Involucre tapers upwards, twice as broad at base as at top, and its outer bracts are very short, less than 1/4 as long as the inner.  Short recurved ray-florets.

Other features: All flowerheads stalked from the start, unlike Groundsel.  Outer bracts not black-tipped.

 

Senecio sylvaticus

Photo Carl Farmer
21 Jul 2004 Dalavil, Skye
LH flowerhead c 7.5 mm across at widest

  Senecio sylvaticus

Photo Carl Farmer
21 Jul 2004 Dalavil, Skye
Flowerhead c 7.5 mm across at widest


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