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Senecio  macrocephalus DC.  trib. Senecioneae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Senecio  macrocephalus DC.  trib. Senecioneae
SynonymsSenecio gyrophyllus Klatt
Territory Southern AfricaCape ProvincesLesothoNamibiaKwaZulu-NatalFree StateNorthern Provinces
rocky slopes
Altitude180-3475m
Description rosettes of coarsely dentate, oblanceolate leaves, inflorescence lax ramose, pappus conspicuously silvery
Size20-50cm
Colorbluish, pink, purple
Bloomspring, summer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1 month, 16-21°C
division in early spring and fall; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyPooley E.: Field guide to wild flowers Kwa-Zulu Natal...
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