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Senecio  barbatus DC.  trib. Senecioneae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Senecio  barbatus DC.  trib. Senecioneae
SynonymsSenecio thyrsoideus (DC.) G.Don
Territory Southern AfricaCape ProvincesLesothoKwaZulu-NatalFree StateSwazilandNorthern Provinces
grassland
Altitude600-3000m
Description stems long, soft, viscid, often purple hirsute, leaves in basal rosette, usually entire, stem leaves erect, narrow, amplexicaule, capitula ca. 1cm across, in cluster
Size15-30cm
Colorpurple, white
Bloomlate spring
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, moist, rich, 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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