Senecio rufiglandulosus (Puhaureroa)
Species: S. rufiglandulosus
Botanical name: Senecio rufiglandulosus
Synonyms: Senecio latifolius, Senecio latifolius var. sinuatifolius, rufiglandulosus var. sinuatifolius, Senecio solandri var. solandri, Senecio solandri var. rufiglandulosus, Senecio solandri var. sinutaifolius, Senecio rufiglandulosus var. solandri,
Common names: Puhaureroa, pūhāureroa, pūwhāureroa
Senecio rufiglandulosus is a dicotyledonous native perennial herb that grows from the Waitakere Ranges south to about Hokitika and Canterbury in a range of altitude from coastal to subalpine areas in mostly in damp, relatively open habitats. It is present on Mt Egmont/Taranaki.
The flower heads are normally rayed and completely yellow; the heads are borne in branched clusters up to 20cm in diameter. Flowering occurs Oct.–Apr.
It has large spear-shaped light green leaves with heavily notched margins.
A native bee on flowers.
Top surface of a leaf.
Photo of the notched margin of a leaf showing the small hairs.