Variable Groundsel

Scientific NameSenecio pinnatifolius var. lanceolatus
Size and formA scrambling and perennial herb 50cm-1.5m high and 30-70cm wide.
Flowers, leaves and fruitYellow daisy inflorescences with ray and disc florets are subtended by purple-tipped bracts and bracteoles. Flowering occurs from August to March. Fruit is a hairy cypsela. The variable, narrow and oblanceolate dark-green leaves are slightly succulent with toothed margins.
Growing conditionsGrows locally in coastal dune environments. Suitable for well-drained sandy soils in a semi-shade position.