Senecio linearifolius

Senecio linearifolius_Ron Vanderhoff
Photo: Ron Vanderhoff

Common names: fireweed groundsel

Senecio linearifolius (fireweed groundsel) is a herb/subshrub (family Asteraceae) with yellow flowers and narrow leaves found in the south coast ranges of California. It is native to Australia. It favors grasslands and dunes. It spreads via seeds which travel by wind.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

CDFA Rating: -*?


Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

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

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Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

Presentations are linked where available. Where a presentation is not available, find more information by reading the abstract in the Cal-IPC Symposia Archive.

Other Senecio linearifolius 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 linearifolius (fireweed groundsel) leaf bases and stem. Photo: Ron Vanderhoff
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    Senecio linearifolius (fireweed groundsel) flowerheads. Photo: Ron Vanderhoff
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    Senecio linearifolius (fireweed groundsel) growth habit. Photo: Ron Vanderhoff