Sticky Groundsel - Senecio viscosus


    Very sticky, foetid grey looking plant, upper leaves unstalked, but scarcely clasping the stem. Flowerheads pale yellow, 6 to 10 mm with outer florets at first spreading and then rolled back. Flower bracts green and not dark tipped.

    Identification difficulty

    Waste and disturbed ground, roadsides, railways and stony places.

    When to see it

    July to October.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Locally common in Britain north to south Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 242 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map