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Senecio vulgaris

Basic information
Scientific name Senecio vulgaris

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Common names Common groundsel
Higher taxon Asteraceae, Asterales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range Europe.
Habitat Farm area, fruit garden, roadside, vacancy, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Almost entire Japan Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date The first record was in 1887.
Route Accidental: Details unknown.
Impact Actually: Competition against native species. Very noxious weed in humid crop fields.
Potentially: Toxic to cattles. Parasites (insects, fungi, viruses, etc.)
Affected organism: Native grasses, crops, etc.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Worldwide. North and South America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania.
Reference Notes
  • Jpn Assoc Advanc Phyto-Regul & Inst Contr Agrochem, Minist Agr, China (2000) Chinese Colored Weed Illustrated Book. Zenkoku-Noson-Kyoiku-Kyokai, Tokyo
  • Osada (1976) Colored Illustrations of Naturalized Plants of Japan. Hoikusha, Osaka (in Jpn)
  • Satake et al. (1981) Wild Flowers of Japan, Herbaceous Plants [III]. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Shimizu (ed) (2003) Naturalized Plants of Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.