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    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.
    Occurs in:
    agricultural areas, range/grasslands, ruderal/disturbed
    Geographical range
    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

ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland