Irish wildflowers


Photos: nr Crookhaven, Co.Cork

Heath Groundsel / Wood Groundsel
Senecio sylvaticus
Grúnlas móna
Family: Asteraceae

Flowering time: July-September. Annual. Native.

Stalked yellow flowerheads, outer florets short, rolled back. Bracts brownish-purple or green. Outer bracts absent or v.small. Short-stalked basal and lower leaves, lobes deeply pinnate. Upper leaves stem-clasping. Initially 'cottony' then hairless. Slender, erect, grooved stems. Height: 30-70cm.

Sandy waste ground, heaths, open woodland. Most frequent NE, SE Ireland.

Similar: Groundsel, S. vulgaris
     


    



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