Texas Groundsel, Texas Ragwort, Texas Squaw-weed
Senecio ampullaceus

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Senecio (sen-ek-ee-o ) (Info)
Species: ampullaceus (am-pul-uh-KEE-us) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Arlington, Texas

De Leon, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Franklin, Texas

New Braunfels, Texas

Pflugerville, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 4, 2005, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This plant is an annual of the Sunflower family that is endemic to Texas. I t likes sandy soils and can cover entire fields. Seen around Canton Texas. It is said to grow all over except the Panhandle and Far West Texas.