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STICKY GROUNDSEL Senecio viscosus (Asteraceae) Height to 60cm. Recalls Heath Groundsel but whole plant is stickily hairy and pungent. Grows in dry, bare places, often coastal. FLOWERS comprise conical heads, 12mm long, of yellow disc florets, recurved ray florets and bracts that are not black-tipped; in open clusters (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are hairless. LEAVES are pinnately divided. STATUS-Locally common.
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STICKY GROUNDSEL Senecio viscosus (Asteraceae) Height to 60cm. Recalls Heath Groundsel but whole plant is stickily hairy and pungent. Grows in dry, bare places, often coastal. FLOWERS comprise conical heads, 12mm long, of yellow disc florets, recurved ray florets and bracts that are not black-tipped; in open clusters (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are hairless. LEAVES are pinnately divided. STATUS-Locally common.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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