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a Sunflower

Senecio ?

an asteraceae possibly Senecio, photo © by Michael Plagens

This plant was found growing in partial shade along a moist woodland trail at Kerio View (Elgeyo Escarpment), near Iten, Kenya. Elevation October 2010.

asteraceae in Iten, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens World wide the sunflower family is one of the most diverse and abundant of plant families. Kenya is no exception. This rayless yellow-flowered species appears similar to Senecio or a smooth-leaved goldenrod (Solidago). It is herbaceous and the observed plant was a bit taller than 1 m and had several herbaceous stems.

Asteraceae -- Sunflower Family

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Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 23 Dec. 2010, updated 9 Nov. 2011