The Tall groundsel (Senecio hydrophiloides)is a fully hardy biennial/perennial deciduous forb with yellow flowers in mid Spring. It requires high levels of water. This plant requires a minimum of 120 frost free days to grow successfully. It has no drought tolerance.
Senecio hydrophiloides grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5 (extremely acidic ranges from 0 to 5.1) to 7.5 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to clay, silt, sand, loam, silty clay, sandy clay, clay loam, silt loam, sandy loam, loamy sand, silty clay loam and sandy clay loam soils, and prefers medium fertility.
This is a erect plant and has a single crown growth form, and has an ultimate height of 0.2m / 7.9in.
The leaves are green in Summer.
Slight in whole plant. Toxic if eaten.
Very resistant to fire.
Fruit and seed
There is a medium fruit/seed abundance beginning in Summer and ending in Summer.-28°C / -18.4F to 0.2m / 7.9in
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|Specific epithet ?||hydrophiloides|
|Tall groundsel (United States)|
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