1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio vulgaris L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia, Europe to China and Arabian Peninsula. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders.


    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Naturalizada en Colombia; Alt. 2100 - 3500 m.; Andes.
    No Evaluada

    The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

    Alt. 2100 - 3500 m.
    Naturalised in Colombia.

    Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

    Annual herb 14–37 cm high.
    Stems at first white-pubescent, glabrescent.
    Basal leaves sessile, oblanceolate or oblanceolate-elliptic in outline, tapered into an expanded exauriculate petioloid base, pinnately toothed or lobed, rounded, soon disappearing; stem leaves sessile, oblong to broadly oblong in outline, auriculate, semi-amplexicaul, shortly to deeply pinnately lobulate with oblong to oblong-linear, apiculate-dentate lobes, 2.3–6 cm long, 0.15–0.6 (–1–1.7 cm across the lobes) cm wide; all leaves with scattered long white hairs above on midrib and beneath especially on midrib.
    Capitula discoid, in congested terminal corymbs; stalk of individual heads with long white pubescence, glabrescent; involucre cylindrical, 7–8 mm long, 2.5 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus ± 8, imbricate, lanceolate, glabrous, up to 2 mm long; phyllaries ± 19, glabrous, 6.5–7.5 mm long.
    Ray florets 0; disc florets yellow, corolla 5 mm long, tube expanded in the upper 1/3, glabrous, narrowly tubular below, lobes 0.5 mm long.
    Achenes 2.5 mm long, ribbed, hairy in the grooves; pappus 5–5.5 mm long.
    Very little information, but probably in ruderal sites and a weed of cultivation; 1800–3000 m
    originally from temperate Eurasia and N Africa, now widely naturalized K3 K5 T3
    Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
    Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016).



    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Canary Is., Central European Rus, China South-Central, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Egypt, Finland, France, Føroyar, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf States, Hungary, Iceland, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Manchuria, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Sicilia, Sinai, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Tuva, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, West Siberia, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia

    Introduced into:

    Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Amur, Arizona, Bermuda, Bolivia, British Columbia, California, Cape Provinces, Chatham Is., Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Is., Florida, Georgia, Greenland, Haiti, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Juan Fernández Is., Kamchatka, Kansas, Kentucky, Khabarovsk, Korea, Kuril Is., Labrador, Lesotho, Louisiana, Magadan, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Masachusettes, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northwest Territorie, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Sakhalin, Saskatchewan, South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, South Georgia, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Tristan da Cunha, Uruguay, Utah, Venezuela, Vermont, Victoria, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Western Australia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Yukon, Zimbabwe

    Senecio vulgaris L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 4, 2011 Day, C.D. [120], Turkey K000341515
    Fiori, A. [1763], Sardegna K000852047
    Heldreich, T.H.H. von [1347], Greece K000852049 Unknown type material
    Heldreich, T.H.H. von [1347], Greece K000852050 Unknown type material
    Cope, T.A. [RBG 32], United Kingdom K000914467
    Cope, T.A. [RBG 88], United Kingdom K000914468
    Trow, A.H. [s.n.] K000852054
    Trow, A.H. [s.n.], Great Britain K000852056
    Trow, A.H. [s.n.], Switzerland K000852055
    Trow, A.H. [s.n.], Switzerland K000852057
    Trow, A.H. [s.n.], Great Britain K000852059
    Trow, A.H. [s.n.], Great Britain K000852060
    Trow, A.H. [s.n.], Great Britain K000852061
    Trow, A.H. [s.n.], Great Britain K000852062
    Trow, A.H. [s.n.], Great Britain K000852063
    Trow, A.H. [s.n.], Great Britain K000852065
    Trow, A.H. [s.n.] K000852066
    Trow, A.H. [s.n.], Great Britain K000852067
    Marquand, E.D. [s.n.], Channel Is. K000852058
    Marquand, E.D. [s.n.], Channel Is. K000852064

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 867 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.
    • Aver'ianov, L.V. & al. (2006). Illyustrirovannyi opredelitel' rastenii Leningradskoi oblasti: 1-799. Nauka, Moskva.
    • Liogier, A.H. (1996). Flora de la Española 8: 1-588. Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo.


    Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
    • Kew Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) https://www.kew.org/science/data-and-resources/tools-and-services/medicinal-plant-names-services in The State of the World’s Plants Report–2016. (2016). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew https://stateoftheworldsplants.org
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Krasnoborov, I.M. (ed.) (2007). Flora of Siberia 13: 1-499. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
    • Aver'ianov, L.V. & al. (2006). Illyustrirovannyi opredelitel' rastenii Leningradskoi oblasti: 1-799. Nauka, Moskva.
    • Kharkevich, S.S. (ed.) (1992). Plantae Vasculares Orientalis Extremi Sovietici 6: 1-428. Nauka, Leningrad.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 222 (1994).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 904 (1986).
    • Oliv. & Hiern, Flora of Tropical Africa 3: 411 (1877).
    • L., Sp. Pl.: 867 (1753).


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