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Senecio serpens

Asteraceae (Compositae)
Cacti and succulents, Perennials


This group of daisy relatives includes the well-known dusty miller and florist’s cineraria as well as less familiar garden plants and even a few weeds. Succulent species are often sold as Kleinia, an earlier name.

Senecio serpens

From South Africa. This 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.

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