Senecio campylocarpus


Erect perennial herb, stems sparsely covered in white cottony hairs, becoming hairless. Taproot is poorly developed.

Additional information

  • SynonymSenecio glandulosus
  • FamilyAsteraceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeto 1.5 m high
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesVery narrow to narrow-elliptic stalkless leaves 10-24 cm long, distinctly tapered at each end; sparsely cobwebby to hairless, with distant, minute teeth.
  • Flower colourGreenish
  • Flowering timeSeptember to March
  • FlowersLarge loose terminal cluster of 30-100 small, narrow, rayless daisy flowerheads.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingFood plant for caterpillars
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist to wet clay soils in winter wet areas of forests and woodlands. Semi shade.
  • Garden usePlant under trees in moist areas of bush gardens.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from few local sites.
  • Related speciesSimilar to Senecio quadridentatus which has a well developed tap root and dense cottony covering of stems and leaves.
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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