“Senecio” Genus

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This flowering plant belongs to the daisy family (Asteraceae). Plants in this genus may be referred to as ragworts or groundsels. It is one of the largest genera among flowering plants, comprising 1250 species. Of all the plants in this genus, only a hundred are succulent. The genus is originally from Europe but has been naturalized in many parts of the world.  Some of the species in this genus can be planted as hedge plants and house plants. Still, it is noteworthy that most of the species in this genus are toxic to grazing animals because they contain alkaloids.

They produce yellow, green, blue, purple, or white flowers. Color varies across species and within species. Flower heads come from branched clusters which proceed directly from the stem. They later mature and bloom into fatherly seeds that quickly fly in the weed as a seed dispersal method. 

Senecio Plants On Succulent City

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The String Of Pearls Succulent ‘Senecio Rowleyanus’

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