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Annual Fireweed - native (Senecio glomeratus)

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Family: Asteraceae (Daisy family).

Native of southern Australia and New Zealand.

Occurrence: Scattered in bushland areas, and sometimes in cleared areas.


Similar species: There are several native groundsels and fireweeds, and also some introduced species. Some of the introduced species are troublesome weeds. These include Ragwort, and African Daisy, all of which have radiating petals.

Photo 1: Dried specimen. Harcourt North showing typical toothed leaves.
2,3: Flower clusters. Taradale
4: Upper surface of a leaf. Taradale.