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Senecio ilicifolius

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.

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