Graceful Senecio
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Graceful Senecio
ative Photo: Tabish
Common name: Graceful Senecio
Botanical name: Senecio graciliflorus    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Jacobaea graciliflora, Senecio mairei, Senecio pleopterus

Graceful Senecio is an erect perennial plant with stem 2-7 ft. The long narrow lance-like leaves are rather regularly pinnately lobed. Each leaf had 6-8 pairs of lobes. The lobes are coarsely unequally toothed. The graceful yellow flower-heads are narrow-cylindrical, 8 mm long. They can be erect or drooping, and occur in much-branched flat-topped clusters. The "petals" or ray-florets are 3-5 in number. Graceful Senecio is found in the Himalayas, from Kashmir to East Himalaya, China South-Central, at altituides of 2000-4100 m. Flowering: August-October.

Identification credit: Gajendra Singh Photographed in Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand.

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