This plant is endemic to South Africa and is most prevalent growing among the tall grasses throughout the Reserve. It can reach up to 1 meter tall, and is readily identified by its rigid holly-like leaves and bright yellow flowers. The sharp and coarsely toothed leaves are scabrous-dotted above and felted below. The leaves are adnate at the base and continue for a distance along the stem.
Flowering time Summer and Autumn (December, January, February, March, April & May).
Senecio ilicifolius is toxic and problematic for human consumption.