How to use Senecio in a sentence
The genus Senecio, with some 1000 species, is practically cosmopolitan.
At first sight a South African Euphorbia might be mistaken for a South American Cactus, an Aloe for an A gave, a Senecio for ivy, or a New Zealand Veronica for a European Salicornia.
The only trees or shrubs in this zone are the giant Senecio (groundsel) and Lobelia, and tree-heaths, the Senecio forming groves in the upper valleys.
Among the first wild shrubs and trees that are met with are the chilca (Baccharis Feuillei), with a pretty yellow flower, the Mutisia acuminata, with beautiful red and orange flowers, several species of Senecio, calceolarias, the Schinus molle, with its graceful branches and bunches of red berries, and at higher elevations the lambras (Alnus acuminata), the sauco (Sambucus peruviana), the quenuar (Buddleia incana), and the Polylepis racemosa.
His life, in the form of a warm panegyric, written at his widow's request by Herennius Senecio, caused its author's death in the reign of Domitian.Advertisement
The trees which form dense forest and scrub in southern Patagonia and in Fuegia are absent, and one of the largest plants on the islands is a gigantic woolly ragweed (Senecio candicans) which attains in some places a height of 3 to 4 ft..
A disease of cattle in Nova Scotia, known as the Pictou cattle disease, long treated as contagious, has now been demonstrated by the veterinary officers of the department to be due to the ingestion of a weed, the ragwort, Senecio Jacobea.
There are various herbaceous plants which may be similarly treated, such as sea-kale and horseradish, and, among ornamental plants, the beautiful autumn-blooming Anemone japonica, Bocconia cordata, Dictamnus Fraxinella - the burning bush; the sea hollies (Eryngium), the globe thistle (Echinops ritro), the Oriental poppy (Papaver orientale), the sea lavender (Statice latifolia), Senecio pulcher, &c. The sea-kale and horseradish require to be treated in the open garden, where the cut portions should be planted in lines in wellworked soil; but the roots of the others should be planted in pots and kept in a close frame with a little warmth till the young shoots have started.
Dusty Miller (Senecio Cineraria) - A fine-leaved, half-shrubby perennial from the Mediterranean coast, where it grows from 1 1/2 to 3 feet in height, with much-cut silvery leaves and clustered heads of yellow flowers late in summer.
Senecio Clivorum - From China, with large heart-shaped leaves of shining green, a foot or more across, and tall much-branched heads of orange-yellow flowers with a brown centre, 2 to 3 inches wide, in July and August.Advertisement
Senecio Douglasii - A much-branched plant of 3 feet, with a shrubby base, and known as the Squaw Aster in N.W. America.
Purple Jacobaea (Senecio Elegans) - This beautiful half-hardy annual has long been a favourite in gardens.
Senecio Japonicus - One of the finest of the large kinds, standing about 5 feet high with us, its leaves nearly a foot across and divided into about nine divisions.
Senecio Macrophyllus - a stout leafy perennial, 6 feet high when full-grown, the glossy green leaves and much-branched heads of small yellow flowers of stately effect when grown boldly on the lawn or in the wild garden.
Senecio Paludosus - A handsome waterplant for the wild garden, found in our own fen district and in wet places throughout Europe.Advertisement
Senecio Pulcher - One of the handsomest, 2 to 3 feet high, bearing in late autumn rosy-purple flowers 2 to 3 inches across.
Senecio Rotundifolius - A shrub recently come from New Zealand, with large rounded leathery leaves covered with a yellowish felt underneath.
Senecio Saracenicus - In moist places in the west of England this plant grows wild, reaching a height of 4 or 5 feet.
Senecio Tanguticus - A new kind from China, with stout spiry stems of 6 or 7 feet, and bold leaves cut into irregular lobes.