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Problems with Cultivation and Identification: Senecio information

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Started by: Ron Payne

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Contribution from Ron Payne 13 November 2012, 14:46top / bottom of page

I have acquired a dwarf mat-forming Senecio under the name of S. cutleri nana but I can't find any information about this species on the Web or in any of my reference books. Does anyone know this plant?

Contribution from Martin Rogerson 13 November 2012, 18:30top / bottom of page

Ron, I suspect it may be Solidago cutleri. Like you I can find no reference to Senecio cutleri. It may even be what is often sold as Solidago virgaurea 'minutissima'.

Guesswork of course!

Contribution from Ron Payne 14 November 2012, 12:11top / bottom of page

Many thanks, Martin. I looked at the involucre and it clearly has several rows of imbricating bracts,so your suggestion that it is a Solidago is probably correct. However, I could not find any truly dwarf varieties of S. cutleri (my plant is a mat-former with inflorescences just 40 mm from soil level) so S. vigaurea 'minutissima' is probably correct.



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