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Last updated 10/22/2020 by David Giblin.
Jacobaea vulgaris Gaertn.[HC2]

Publication: Fruct. Sem. Pl. 2: 445. 1791.

Origin: Introduced from Eurasia

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA20: "Senecio jacobaea is a weed introduced from Europe and now well established in places of cool, damp summers. It is toxic to livestock and legally noxious in most states and provinces where it occurs.

The Russian botanist E. Wiebe (2000) resuscitated Jacobaea for plants that are treated here as Senecio jacobaea, S. erucifolius, and S. cannabifolius. Phylogenetic studies may confirm the utility of recognizing Jacobaea as a distinct genus; to do so here would be premature."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Senecio jacobaea L.[FNA20, HC]