Groundsel - Senecio vulgaris
Low to short plant, the stem is often purplish. The leaves are bright shiny green pinnately lobed. The upper unstalked and slightly clasping. Flowerheads yellow, small and rayless 4 to 5 mm in lax branched clusters. Flower bracts often black tipped, the outer very short. Pappus white.
A common weed of gardens, disturbed soil abd waste places.
Flowers throughout the year.
Common throughout Britain.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 603 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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