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Senecio vulgaris is a very common weed of gardens, allotments and cultivated land. It is quite variable in appearance in that most plants have flowers with no ray florets but a few do, the leaves can be shallowly or deeply pinnately lobed and it can be glabrous or hairy. ssp denticulatus is supposed to have webby hairs and is known from Guernsey where we photographed the plant below.

Apart from the tops a few northern mountains Senecio vulgaris is found everywhere in the British Isles and Ireland including the outer Hebrides, Shetland and even St. Kilda.

Senecio vulgaris

Senecio vulgaris Groundsel

Les Tieilles, Guernsey 16th April 2005

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