Senecio aureus
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Hardiness Zone: 3-8 Height: 0.5-2.5 feet; 0.15-0.8 metres Spread: 0.5-1.5 feet; 0.15-0.45 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Wet to medium Wildlife: The showy flowers attract small bees and flies. Moth caterpillars feed on the foliage but it is toxic to most mammals. Bloom Colour: Yellow Tolerates: Shade Culture: Prefers wet to medium moisture, poorly-drained soil containing lots of organic material. Noteworthy Characteristics: Golden Ragwort has flowering stalks that rise well above the basal leaves. Smaller alternate leaves occur along the stalks. The stalks produce flat-headed panicles of flowerheads consisting of yellow disk and ray florets. The florets eventually give way to hairy achenes that are wind-distributed. Garden Uses: Ground cover