Senecio amygdalifolius (ASTERACEAE)

Plants to Plant

Perennial herb or shrub, mostly 80-150 mm high, in wet sclerophyll forest, often near rainforest or in rainforest regrowth. Leaves narrow-ovate to narrow-elliptic, mostly 50-120 mm long, 10-30 mm wide, base more or less rounded and often asymmetric, margins regularly toothed, blade hairless; petiole 5-20 mm long. Flowers mainly in spring. Senecio is a genus of the daisy family Asteraceae that includes ragworts and groundsels. The flower heads are normally rayed, completely yellow, and the heads are borne in branched clusters.

Photo: Robert Whyte