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Silver Ragwort

Senecio cineraria

Plant Data

Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Yellow daisy-like flowers, up to 2cm. Stalks are woolly and white.
Fruit:
A cylindrical, ribbed fruit called an achene. The achene contains numerous seeds.
Leaves:
The leaves are oval to oblong in shape and divided or toothed. The leaves are silvery and are covered in a white down. This feature makes the plant easy to identify.
Maximum Size:
60cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Poisonous.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Dusty Miller.
Habitats:
Cliffs, gardens, roadsides, seaside, wasteland.