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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Yellow flowers,woody stem - plant from Monterey Bay area

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flowrjunkie
Playa del Carmen
Mexico
(Zone 11)

December 24, 2012
10:16 AM

Post #9366093

trying again with more photos - this plant grows in or around the dunes near monterey bay (i believe it's a native, though who knows).
Plant is about 15" high, likes full sun, very little water, sandy soil.

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growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


December 24, 2012
3:19 PM

Post #9366228

Reminds me of Senecio. Maybe something like Senecio flaccidus.
flowrjunkie
Playa del Carmen
Mexico
(Zone 11)

December 24, 2012
4:07 PM

Post #9366250

thank u growin!
i'm pretty sure this is Senecio flaccidus Less. var. douglasii
(and not Senecio flaccidus Less. var. monoensis)
anyone?
-Senecio flaccidus- member of the daisy family and genus Senecio also known as Threadleaf Groundsel (and Bush Senecio, Creek Senecio, Shrubby Butterweed, Comb Butterweed, Smooth Threadleaf Ragwort, Mono Ragwort, Douglas Ragwort, Douglas Groundsel, Sand Wash Groundsel, Felty Groundsel, Old Man, Yerba Cana, Squawweed or Cenicillo) is a native of the southwestern Great Plains of North America.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 24, 2012
5:59 PM

Post #9366313

That's a safe bet since var monoensis doesn't occur in Monterey county http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/specieslist.cgi?where-prettyreglist=any&where-namesoup=Senecio%20flaccidus&where-caltranslifeform2=any&where-native=any&rel-rarity=invalue&where-rarity=any&rel-calipc=gte&rel-upper_elev_ft=gt&where-upper_elev_ft=&rel-lower_elev_ft=lt&where-lower_elev_ft=&where-category=any&where-pretty_plantcomm=any&orderby=taxon
flowrjunkie
Playa del Carmen
Mexico
(Zone 11)

December 27, 2012
10:06 AM

Post #9368402

Senecio flaccidus Less. var. douglasii it is.
thank u!

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