Cotton Groundsel
Seed Head
Variable Groundsel
Plant in flower
Variable Groundsel (Senecio spanomerus)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida)
Order: Sunflowers (Asterales)
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Variable Groundsel (Senecio spanomerus)
This Photo:     Plant in bud
Synonym: Senecio lautus

Thank you Alan Dandie for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
A luscious green bush with bright yellow flowers.
Succulent, green leaves.
Generally the leaves lower leaves can be entire and hairy, with higher leaves becoming more lobed and hairless.

Copyright © 2013-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-Jul-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)