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    Taxonomic name: Senecio vulgaris L.
    Synonyms:
    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.
    Occurs in:
    agricultural areas, range/grasslands, ruderal/disturbed
    Geographical range
    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


ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland