Annual Groundsel
Buds, Opening & Flowers
Annual Groundsel
Mature Flowers
Annual Groundsel (Senecio glossanthus)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida)
Order: Sunflowers (Asterales)
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Annual Groundsel (Senecio glossanthus)
This Photo:     New Flower, Profile
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).

Copyright © 2013-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Aug-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)