Interim profile, incomplete information
Taxonomic name: Senecio viscosus L.
Common names: sticky groundsel, sticky ragwort
Organism type: herb
Sticky groundsel, Senecio viscosus is considered a weed of wasteland, disturbed sites, especially open sandy or gravelly places. It is called sticky groundsel because of its numerous sticky hairs on stems, leaves, and flower heads.
agricultural areas, range/grasslands, ruderal/disturbed
Native range: Asia- temperate, Europe (USDA-ARS, 2010)
Known introduced range: United States, Canada USDA-NRCS, 2010); Falkland Islands (Varnham 2006)
Compiled by: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the Overseas Territories Environmental Programme (OTEP) project XOT603, a joint project with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment
Last Modified: Monday, 27 September 2010