Interim profile, incomplete information
Taxonomic name: Senecio vulgaris L.
Common names: cardo-morto (Portuguese), common groundsel, groundsel, old-man-in-the-spring
Organism type: herb
Common groundsel, Senecio vulgaris adapts readily to new environments, it has spread throughout temperate regions. Common groundsel is a weed of disturbed grounds, such as cultivated fields; it is a weed of forages, cereals, ornamentals, and vegetables. Where widespread it can suppress native grasses and forbs.
agricultural areas, range/grasslands, ruderal/disturbed
Native range: Africa, 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