Senecio biserratus

Common Name:

Jagged Fireweed



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, Eastern Highlands, Snowfields, East Gippsland (DEJKNPRSTVWXZ) also SA, NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Riparian scrub, open forest and on rear dunes along the coast 1,2

Flower Description:

Yellow 1


Erect annual (sometimes perennial) herb to 1 m high 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The leaves are deeply lobed, with the lobes being irregularly toothed 1,2


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NA Flora NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria