Common name(s): Dune Ragwort, Blochman's Ragwort
Family: Asteraceae- Sunflower Family
Species: Senecio blochmaniae
Commonly found: Dunes, floodplains
Size: 2-4 feet tall
Origin: Endemic to the Central Coast of California, where it is known only from the direct coastline of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
Description: Dune Ragwort produces multiple arching stems from a thick taproot. Stems are covered in thick, linear leaves that are roughly 12 centimeters long. Leaves on the lowest part of each stem become dry and curl up. Flowers contain numerous yellow disc florets and each flower typically has 8 narrow yellow ray florets, each about a centimeter long.