Species Senecio littoreus
Etymology of Senecio:
Name from the Latin senex, an old man, alluding to the white hairlike pappus.
Etymology of littoreus:
From the Latin ‘littoreus’ / ‘littoreus’ meaning ‘ relating to a bank or shore’
Senecio littoreus Thunb.
Erect, glabrescent to shortly hairy annual to 40 cm. Leaves obovate to oblanceolate, toothed to lightly pinnatifid, sometimes auriculate at base. Flower heads radiate, in lax terminal corymbs, yellow, involucre calycled. Aug.--Nov. Mainly coastal sands, NW, SW (Graafwater to Cape Peninsula and Napier).