Shrubby Ragwort

Common Names:
Shrubby Ragwort
Scientific name:
Senecio flaccidus
Elevation range:
1,500 - 6,000 ft.
Flowering Months:
June, July, August, September, October
Height | Length:
< 4 ft.
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
State Occurrences:
Desert region:
Chihuahuan, Great Basin, Mojave, Sonoran

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Shrubby Ragwort in the desert

Senecio flaccidus is a shrub in the Asteraceae (Sunflower) family. It has dark green fleshy, curly leaves and woody stems. Flower have bright yellow ray flowers and golden orange disc flowers. Note the bumblebee pollinator gathering nectar. Pioneertown, CA | October 28, 2015

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Shrubby Ragwort in the desert

Senecio flaccidus blooms in the summertime, and matures into fuzzy orbs packed with seeds, which are dispersed by significant winds. Pioneertown, CA | October 2015