|Common Name(s)||Common Groundsel|
|Scientific Name||Senecio vulgaris|
|Identifying Characteristics||The leaves are alternating, green, and 2½ to 4 inches in length and 1 inch wide.|
- An invasive weed
- Alternating, green
- 2½ to 4 inches in length and 1 inch wide
- Covered in soft, smooth, fine hairs.
- They are rounded and saw-toothed
- The stems are tubular
- Appear in clusters of 8 to 10 cylinder shaped yellow flower heads
- Flowers in the spring
- Regarded as being hazardous to animals and humans.
- The seeds feed wild birds
- Used to make chicken and birdseed
- Rabbits eat leaves and seeds
- Highly invasive
- Exists on six continents and is exotic to all fifty states.
Brenner, Molly. “The Virtuous Weed:: Common Groundsel”. The Metropolitan Field Guide. Web.
“GROUNDSEL- NOT JUST FOR BIRDS! HISTORY, HEALTH BENEFITS AND USES OF GROUNDSEL”. Herbs- To Treat and Taste. 27 November 2011. Web.
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