Asteraceae
Senecio serra

Butterweed Groundsel

Erect. Stems clustered, leafy. Leaves all about the same size, 3–6 in. long, linear to lance-shaped, with pointed tips, entire to sharply toothed; lower leaves with petioles, dropping before flowering; upper leaves sessile. Flower heads numerous, consisting of 1/4 in. high cup formed by about 13 bracts tipped black holding 8 yellow ray flowers around yellow disk. Grows in moist meadows, conifer forests, along streams, open places, at high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--6 feet
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest, Meadow, Subalpine
  • Found In: Wallowas
  • Native: Yes