Senecio warnockii


Sida 1: 379. 1964.

EndemicConservation concern
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 559. Mentioned on page 548.

Subshrubs, 20–40 cm (taproots forming woody crowns). Herbage closely, unevenly lanate-floccose, glabrescent. Stems usually multiple (strict or nearly so, arching-erect). Leaves (often recurved and thickish-turgid) concentrated distally on stems; sessile or obscurely petiolate; blades narrowly linear to filiform (2–7 cm × 1 mm), bases ± linear, margins entire. Heads 3–10 in corymbiform arrays (involucres weakly campanulate). Calyculi 0 or of 3–5 bractlets (lengths less than 1/2 phyllaries). Phyllaries ± 13, 5–8 mm, tips green or minutely black. Ray florets usually ± 8, rarely 0; corolla laminae 5–10 mm. Cypselae glabrous.

Phenology: Flowering fall (perhaps spring–summer).
Habitat: Open sites, gypseous soils
Elevation: 800–1500 m


Of conservation concern.

Senecio warnockii is infrequently collected; additional study may show it to be an edaphic phase of S. flaccidus. The restriction to gypseous soils and the gross aspect combine to make it distinctive.

Selected References


Lower Taxa