Senecio serpens

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Senecio serpens
Senecio serpens.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Senecioneae
Genus: Senecio
Species: S. serpens
Binomial name
Senecio serpens

Cacalia repens
Kleinia repens L.
Source: IPNI,[1] AFPD[2]

Senecio serpens or blue chalksticks is a species of the genus Senecio and dwarf shrub from the family Asteraceae that is indigenous to southern Africa.[2] It needs little water, and is thus one of the many plants suggested for cultivation in Australia.[3]


  1. ^ International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI). "Plant Name Search Results" (HTML). International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Senecio serpens record n°98387" (HTML). African Plants Database. South African National Biodiversity Institute, the Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève and Tela Botanica. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  3. ^ "The one drip flower garden" (PDF). Gardens for the 21st Century. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 30, 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 

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