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
  • 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.


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.


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


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.



  • 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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