Senecio glomeratus

Photo: Joseph DiTomaso

Synonyms: Erechtites glomeratus, Erechtities glomerata

Common names: cutleaf burnweed, cutleaf fireweed, New Zealand fireweed, Australian burnweed, bushman's burnweed, cut-leaved coast fireweed, Australian fireweed, little fireweed, coastal burnweed, Australian burnweed, toothed coast fireweed

Senecio glomeratus (cutleaf burnweed) is an annual or short-lived perennial in the Asteraceae family. It is among the most serious plant pests on the Channel Islands and also occurs along the mainland California coast. Cutleaf burnweed moves quickly into disturbed areas and is widespread in disturbed sites within North Coast redwood forests. It can also invade undisturbed grasslands.

Cal-IPC Rating: Moderate?

CDFA Rating: None?


Plant Assessment Form - Information gathered by Cal-IPC on the impacts, rate of spread, and distribution of invasive plants in California. Does not include management information.

Weed Management Notes

No Weed RIC Management Notes are available for this species. Check for information on other species in the genus on the Weed RIC site.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

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Other Senecio glomeratus Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.
  • Additional photos

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    Senecio glomeratus (cutleaf burnweed) flower heads. Photo: &#169 2019 Neal Kramer
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    Senecio glomeratus (cutleaf burnweed) leaf (cauline). Photo: Zoya Akulova
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    Senecio glomeratus (cutleaf burnweed) rosette. Photo: Zoya Akulova
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    Senecio glomeratus (cutleaf burnweed) seedling. Photo: Zoya Akulova
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    Senecio glomeratus (cutleaf burnweed) seed (achene). Photo: Zoya Akulova
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    Senecio glomeratus (cutleaf burnweed) growth habit. Photo: Zoya Akulova