The neighbors told me to hang a sprig of groundsel in his cage, so I'm pretty sure groundsel was one of the first weeds I ever learned the name for. I scoured the garden for it, and even today I always notice groundsel, even though it must be 45 years since Bluey died.
|Senecio vulgaris leaves (A, abaxial; B, adaxial) and flower heads at flowering (C), early fruiting (D) and after fruiting (E).|
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