Senecio vulgaris L.


Genus: Senecio

Catalan common name: Citró. Flor d'onze mesos. Herba de cardina. Herba-sana. Lletsó. Lletsó de foc. Morruts. Xenixell.

Spanish common name: Hierba cana.

Province distribution: Balearic Islands.

Distribution in the islands: Mallorca. Menorca. Ibiza. Formentera. Cabrera.

Uses and properties: Medicinal.

IUCN Category: LCLeast concern

Life-forms: Terophyte.

Habitats: Cultivated fields, path and road sides, disturbed zones. Cultivated fields, path and road sides.

Characteristics: A small erect plant with slight fleshy and deeply lobed leaves, forms yellow capitula on the upper part of the stems, another trait that is very characteristic is that the capitulum bracts are of two lengths: one long and rigid, yellowish-red in colour, and others that are very small and located at the base of the capitulum with black points. Can be found in flower in any season.