Senecio serpens G.D. Rowley
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Asterales||Flowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies|
|Family||Asteraceae||The aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers|
|Genus||Senecio||From senex, “old man,” referring to the gray hairs on the seeds|
About plant names...
This succulent is a native of South Africa, and is not found in the wild in North
America. Gardeners in arid regions like them for ground cover.
Identification: Plants can reach 12" (30 cm) in height and
24-36" (60-91 cm) in diameter. Canoe- or banana-shaped succulent leaves 1-8" (2.5-20 cm) × ¼-½" (6.3-12 mm) around
are a light powdered blue or blue-green in color. Flowers are small, white, on short stalks.
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Senecio serpens description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.
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2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA
Range: Zones 9b-10:
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