Annual Groundsel
Annual Groundsel
A Patch in Flower
Annual Groundsel (Senecio glossanthus)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Daisies
Order: Daisies (Asterales)
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)
Species: Annual Groundsel (Senecio glossanthus)
This Photo:     Drying
Other name: Slender Groundsel

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) 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).

Copyright © 2013-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Dec-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)