Jacobaea incana

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Jacobaea incana
Asteraceae - Jacobaea incana.jpg
Flowers of Jacobaea incana subsp. carniolica at the Giardino Botanico Alpino Chanousia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Jacobaea
Species: J. incana
Binomial name
Jacobaea incana
(L.) Veldkamp
Synonyms
  • Senecio incanus L.
  • Senecio corymbosus Dalla Torre
  • Senecio incanus subsp. incanus
  • Senecio incanus var. parviflorus (All.) Rouy
  • Senecio incanus ssp. carniolicus (Willd.) Braun-Blanq.
  • Senecio carniolicus Willd.

Jacobaea incana, the grey ragwort, is a species of Jacobaea in the family Asteraceae.

Description[edit]

Jacobaea incana can reach a height of 5–15 centimetres (2.0–5.9 in). This perennial herbaceous plant has a short stem and basal leaves arranged in a rosette. They are silver-gray green, thin, spatulate to broadly ovate, pinnate and hairy. This plant produces corymbs of yellow to orange-yellow flowers of about 13–14 millimetres (0.51–0.55 in). They bloom from June to August.

Distribution[edit]

This species is widespread in the Eastern Alps to the Apennines and the Carpathians.

Habitat[edit]

Grey ragwort can be found on stony meadows, on rocky places and moraines at elevation of 1,700–2,600 metres (5,600–8,500 ft) above sea level.

Leaves

References[edit]

  • Sandro Pignatti, Flora d'Italia. Vol. 3, Bologna, Edagricole, 1982, pag. 127
  • F.Conti, G. Abbate, A.Alessandrini, C.Blasi, An annotated checklist of the Italian Vascular Flora, Roma, Palombi Editore, 2005, pag. 164
  • Christoper Brickell - RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003
  • NCBI

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