SENECIO polyodon ____________________________________
Height: 1-2' (30-60cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: Pink ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder) Order: Asterales (Daisy Order) Family: Asteraceae (Daisy Family) Genus: Senecio Species: polyodon ____________________________________
Senecio polyodon is a relative newcomer to our gardens. It is a short perennial daisy, useful for rockeries or the front of a border. The branching flower stems are a foot or more tall, with loose clusters of small daisies in pale to bright pink.
Like many members of the Daisy Family, Senecio polyodon produces a fluffy seed head but not many viable seeds.
Inside (12 days)
Autumn or Winter
Seed Pod There is no seedpod. The seeds are held together on a dense fluffy seedhead.
Seed The seeds are flattish brown diamonds with a fluffy parachute, like a dandelion seed. There
can be many seeds, but I find very few seeds mature on a seedhead.
Seedling The seedleaves are rounded. The first true leaves are spoon-shaped.
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