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Senecio glaucophyllus subsp. basinudus

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Embryophyta
Class: Angiosperms
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Senecioneae
Subtribe: Senecioninae
Genus: Senecio
Scientific name: Senecio glaucophyllus
Sub-species: Senecio glaucophyllus subsp. basinudus
Synonymy: Senecio lautus var. β raoulii, Senecio glaucophyllus subsp. raoulii,

Senecio glaucophyllus subsp. basinudus is New Zealand native endemic, perennial herb only found in the South Island from the Banks Peninsula to the Otago Peninsula. It grows usually in exposed rocky areas from coastal inland to 200 m.a.s.l. It is occasionally found in sand dunes. Some populations dying back in winter.
The leaves are a dark green or greenish blue and are up to 600 mm long. The leaves margins are coarsely dentate...
The bright yellow daisy-like flowers appear during October - March on branched stalks above the plant. 

For a complete description of this native plant visit: http://www.nzpcn.org.nz/flora_details.aspx?ID=677

 



Young specimen just starting to bud.

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