Senecio (?)

a Senecio species, Asteraceae, from Taita Hills, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Growing at a roadside, Wundanyi, Kenya. May 2017.

Asteraceae, photo © Michael Plagens
  • Ray Flowers: ALL of the florets are bright yellow, including the rays.
  • Disc Flowers: These too are bright yellow.
  • Phyllaries: the phyllaries tightly enclose the florets and there is just a single rank of them.
  • Pappus: the seeds are topped with numerous, silky white filaments.
  • Leaves: The leaves have long petioles and a fan-shaped terminal lobe. Petioles and stems are pubescent.

Asteraceae -- Sunflower Family

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Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 7 Sept. 2017.