Senecio elegans

Common Name:

Purple Groundsel



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (EKPTWX) also naturalised WA, SA, NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Dunes and sandy soils north of Darby Saddle. Common along the main road 1

Flower Description:

Deep purple with large yellow centres 1


Spindly, scented daisy to 1m tall 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Brightly coloured purple flowers distinguish this species from other native Senecio species 1


Image: David Meagher
Image: David Meagher

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

WA Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:



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