Senecio tomentosus Michx.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Senecio tomentosus Michx.

  • Description

    Species Description - Perennial 2–7 dm from a short caudex, sometimes also stoloniferous, persistently floccose-tomentose until flowering time or later, generally very densely so at the base, the upper lf-surfaces sometimes soon glabrate; basal lf-blades chiefly lance-ovate to elliptic or ovate and abruptly contracted to the petiole, to 20 × 5 cm, crenate or subentire; cauline lvs conspicuously reduced upwards, becoming sessile, entire or crenate, scarcely pinnatifid; heads several or rather many, the disk 7–12 mm wide; invol 4–6 mm; achenes hispidulous; 2n=46. Dry open places and pine woods, especially in sandy soil; s. N.J. to Fla. and Tex., chiefly on or near the coastal plain. Apr.–June.

  • Common Names

    southern woolly groundsel