A Patch in Flower
Stem & New Bud Stalk
|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Daisies|
|Family:||Daisy (Asteraceae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Annual Groundsel (Senecio glossanthus)|
|Other name:||Slender Groundsel|
Thank you Alan Dandie for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
This is a tall thin annual. The stem, which is finely hairy, starts off being green and turns red with age.
Has the typical small yellow flower and large involucre (back of flower) of senecios, that then throws large seed balls.
Leaves are stalked down the middle, dark green, heavily toothed (pointy edged) and sometimes deeply lobed (edges where a small leaflet grows from the main one).