Senecio elegans

Common name: 

Purple Groundsel

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (EKPTWX) also naturalised WA, SA, NSW, Tas

Map - Australia's Virtual Herbarium


Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Dunes and sandy soils north of Darby Saddle. Common along the main road1

Flower description:

Deep purple with large yellow centres1

Habit:

Spindly, scented daisy to 1m tall1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Brightly coloured purple flowers distinguish this species from other native Senecio species1

Images:
Image of Senecio elegans
Image of Senecio elegans
Image of Senecio elegans Image: David Meagher
Image of Senecio elegans Image: David Meagher
Conservation status:

Introduced

References:

1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.