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32. Senecio ampullaceus Hooker, Bot. Mag. 63: plate 3478. 1836.

Senecio ampullaceus var. floccosus Engelmann & A. Gray; S. ampullaceus var. glaberrimus Engelmann & A. Gray

Annuals, (10–)20–80 cm (roots relatively thin, branching). Herbage loosely arachno-tomen­tose, unevenly glabrate or glabrescent. Stems single. Leaves progressively reduced distally; petiolate (petioles broadly winged); blades ovate-lanceolate, 3–8(–10) × (1–)1.5–3(–4) cm, bases tapered or ± truncate, margins dentate to subentire (mid leaves subsessile, lanceolate; distal subulate, bractlike). Heads (1–)10–30 in corymbiform arrays. Calyculi of 2–8 bractlets (1–2+ mm). Phyllaries ± 13, (6–)7–10 mm, tips green to grayish. Ray florets ± 8; corolla laminae 8–15 mm. Cypselae hirtellous.

Flowering early–mid spring. Open sandy or disturbed sites; 100–800 m; Tex.

Senecio ampullaceus has been reported for Arkansas and Missouri (St. Louis). It is similar to S. quaylei.


 

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