Senecio wootonii

(Wooton's Ragwort)

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Senecio wootonii, Golden Horseshoe, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 4887

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Senecio wootonii, Golden Horseshoe, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 2018

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Senecio wootonii, Golden Horseshoe, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 2016

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Senecio wootonii, Golden Horseshoe, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 2020

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Senecio wootonii, Golden Horseshoe, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 4894

Scientific Name Senecio wootonii USDA PLANTS Symbol SEWO
Common Name Wooton's Ragwort ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 36196
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane and subalpine (8000 to 11500 ft.); dryer areas in rocky, moderately disturbed sites and coniferous forests.
Plant: Smooth perennial 6 to 20 inches tall; single to several stems.
Leaves: Lanceolate to ovate or obovate, green to light-green, prominent center vein, smooth or toothed edges; basal leaves about 4 inches long on long, winged petioles; stem leaves fewer, much shorter and alternate.
Inflorescence: Clusters of 8 to 24 or more blossoms in corymb arrays; each about an inch across with 8 to 10 narrow yellow rays; center with darker yellow disk florets.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and SEINet.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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