Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. January 2018.
Scientific name: Senecio vulgaris L.
Common name(s): common ragwort, old-man-in-the-Spring
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-Asteraceae (daisy) family
-can germinate in spring, summer, or fall
– toxic to many herbivores
-can survive outdoors in the winter
- distinctively lobed
- 3-6 inches
-cool moist climates
-can have multiple generations per year
-do not let plants go to seed
-flowers can produce seeds after being hand weeded
NC Cooperative Extension. “Senecio Vulgaris.” North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox, North Carolina State University, plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/senecio-vulgaris/.