Senecio pudicus

(Bashful Ragwort)

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Senecio pudicus, Santa Fe Peak, Summit Co. 4187

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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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Colorado Status:
Native

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