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Common Groundsel - Senecio vulgaris

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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General Description
Taprooted annual. Stems erect, sometimes branched, 10–50 cm. Herbage sparsely villous. Leaves basal and cauline; blades oblong to oblanceolate; dentate to pinnately lobed, sessile upward, 1–5 cm long. Inflorescence leafy-paniculate with 5 to 15 heads. Heads discoid; involucres narrow, 5–9 mm high; phyllaries ca. 21, glabrous. Disk corollas 4–6 mm long. Achenes ca. 2 mm, sparsely strigose (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced throughout N. America; native to Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Common Groundsel — Senecio vulgaris.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from