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Senecio serpens

Asteraceae (Compositae)
Cacti and succulents, Perennials


Taxonomists have shaken up this group of daisy relatives, reclassifying two of its most important members and many second-tier species as well. One plant formerly known as dusty miller, Senecio greyi, is now a Brachyglottis; florists’ cineraria, S. x hybridus, is now Pericallis x hybrida. In addition, some succulent species have been moved here from Kleinia, and some former Senecios have been moved to Kleinia

Senecio serpens

This succulent perennial is from South Africa. The species resembles S. mandraliscae, but it is a smaller plant (to 6 in. high and 1 ft. wide) with smaller (1 1/4-in.) leaves. Little to moderate water.

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