Senecio hispidulusCommon name: Hispid Fireweed

Meaning of name: Senecio is from the Latin word senex, meaning old man. Hispidulus is from the Latin words hispidus, meaning rough, bristly and prickly, and the diminutive -ul-.

Distribution: Occurs from Yanchep to Fitzgerald River National Park.

Description: An annual or biennial herb to 1 metre tall. The yellow flowers are produced from August to February.

References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.

Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.

Perth Plants, a field guide to the bushland and coastal flora of Kings Park and Bold Park, Perth, Western Australia. Russell Barrett and Eng Pin Tay. 2005.