Dune Ragwort 1Common 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.






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