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Senecio, genus Senecionoun
enormous and diverse cosmopolitan genus of trees and shrubs and vines and herbs including many weeds
Senecio is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family (Asteraceae) that includes ragworts and groundsels. Variously circumscribed taxonomically, the genus Senecio is one of the largest genera of flowering plants.
a very large genus of composite plants including the groundsel and the golden ragwort
Etymology: [L., groundsel, lit., an old man. So called in allusion to the hoary appearance of the pappus.]
Senecio is a genus of the daisy family that includes ragworts and groundsels. The flower heads are normally rayed, completely yellow, and the heads are borne in branched clusters. Senecio is one of the largest genera of flowering plants, and despite the separation of many species into other genera it still contains c. 1250 species of varied form, including leaf, stem and tuber succulents, annuals, perennials, aquatics, climbers, shrubs and small trees. Some species produce natural biocides to deter or even kill animals that would eat them. Senecio species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species — see list of Lepidoptera that feed on Senecio. Pyrrolizidine alkaloids have been found in Senecio nemorensis and in Senecio cannabifolius var. integrilifolius The name means "old man".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sē-nē′si-o, n. a genus of composite plants—ragwort, &c.—adj. Senē′cioid.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A species of toxic plants of the Compositae. The poisonous compounds are alkaloids which cause cattle diseases, neoplasms, and liver damage and are used to produce cancers in experimental animals.
The numerical value of Senecio in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Senecio in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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