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Senecio jacobaea D.Don

Tansy ragwort

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusSenecioFrom senex, “old man,” referring to the gray hairs on the seeds

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Senecio jacobaea description by Thomas H. Kent, not updated.

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Senecio jacobaea (tansy ragwort)

9/1/2007 · Mt. St. Helens, Wash­ington
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm)