Senecio aureus /Aster Family
May 7, 2005
Golden Ragwort blooms in the woods in April and May. I photographed this plant in the Smokies along the Little River Trail. Note the two different types of leaves. Senecio spp. are poisonous to humans, goats, horses, sheep, and cattle. The poisons found in the leaves are jacobine and seneciphylline.
Where seen:Great Smoky Mountains, Warrior's Path SP, Haw Ridge