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(Science: botany) A very large genus of composite plants including the groundsel and the golden ragwort.

Origin: L, groundsel, lit, an old man. So called in allusion to the hoary appearance of the pappus.

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Identifying Flower and Tree

The first one (straggly yellow flowers) looks like Ragwort. Genus Senecio, with various species.(sorry, can't do italics for the genus name - which always irritates me when I see Linnean names unitalisced in newspapers etc!)

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by Julie5
Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Identifying Flower and Tree
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Re: Wolf - Chihuahua - Great Dane: same species ?

... isolation as a consequence of adaptive divergence in Drosophila pseudoobscura." Evolution 43:1308–1311. Here's another with York Groundsel (Senecio eboracensis) The York groundsel is a natural hybrid between the common groundsel and the Oxford ragwort, which was introduced to Britain from ...

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by robsabba
Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Wolf - Chihuahua - Great Dane: same species ?
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Unidentified fern

Unless it's not a garden-variety plant... Still, somewhere in the Chyrsanthemum/Senecio/Artemesia/Centaurea world sounds reasonable.

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by AstusAleator
Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Unidentified fern
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Views: 4413

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