Senecio pudicus

(Bashful Ragwort)


Senecio pudicus, Santa Fe Peak, Summit Co. 4187


Senecio pudicus, Santa Fe Peak, Summit Co. 4191

Scientific Name Senecio pudicus USDA PLANTS Symbol SEPU3
Common Name Bashful Ragwort ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 36172
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (8000 to 12000 ft.); rocky, damp or drying hillsides, roadsides, woodlands.
Plant: Erect perennial or biennial, 20 to 30 inches tall; single smooth stems, sometimes in clusters.
Leaves: Stem leaves to 6 inches long, becoming smaller upward; narrow, lanceolate, with petioles.
Inflorescence: Rayless nodding flower heads less than 1 inch long and 3/8-inch across in loose, open clusters of 8 to 15 heads; each with about 8 or more green phyllaries surrounding yellow disk florets.
Bloom Period: July to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and Flora of North America.
Note: Initially mis-identified as S. bigelovii. Thanks to Jane Hendrix of Breckenridge for providing the correct ID.
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