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Roldana petasitis - Velvet Groundsel


Roldana petasitis - Velvet Groundsel (Roldana petasitis - Velvet Groundsel)

Velvet Groundsel is growing in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. It grows to more than 10 feet/ 3 meter tall. Taken on Feb. 23, 2010 in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.



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I love this. Blooms look alot like Ligularia? Stunning hot yellow on dark stems. Really beautiful. I don't recognize the leaf shape.

5 Mar, 2010

 

What a lovely bright yellow.:o)))

5 Mar, 2010

 

GT:

It does look like Ligularia...however, I don't think it is...it grows to more than 10 feet / 3 meters tall. It's also a very woody shrub. I think it might be a species of Daisy Tree (Montanoa) native to Central America.

Mushybanna:

Thanks!

5 Mar, 2010

 

It looks like a type of Senecio from Mexico,, which I saw yesterday in a botanic garden here.

6 Mar, 2010

 

David:

You're correct! It's related to Senecio and commonly called Senecio petasitis. It's native to the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico.

6 Mar, 2010

 

Wasn't that a coincidence, Delonix!!! Lol! I must have been more observant than I realised. I remember a label saying "Senecio petasitis", no mention of groundsel or roldana. Of course, the specimen I saw yesterday was in a heated glasshouse. :-)

6 Mar, 2010

 

David:

I believe this plant is commonly sold as Senecio petsitis...it's common names are: Velvet Groundsel and California Geranium.

I've seen many of these shrubs, however, I forgot the name...it's sometimes difficult remembering all the botanical names. : >)

7 Mar, 2010

 

I have this..and constantly removing runners,trimming sides. Still,not a real complaint since all that is easily done. Plus the big green velvet leaves and spring blooms have made it a permanent part of my yard...and it does reach near 12' right now.

5 Oct, 2014

 

I think it would love the rain of the Bay Area...anyway, the usually rain you get up there.

5 Oct, 2014



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