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Senecio angulatus   (Creeping Groundsel)

Senecio angulatus   (ASTERACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Oct-2010 (last update: 12-Jan-2019)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (Oct-2010) Senecio angulatus retrieved from on 2021-Aug-02

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Senecio angulatus L. fil.
Published in Suppl. 369 (1781)

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

Senecio tamoides
Full list of synonyms : [Euro+Med] [PlantList] [IPNI] [POWO] [Catalogue of Life ]

Plant Family :

Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl (=Compositae) (The Daisy or Sunflower Family)
125 species from the Asteraceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

Creeping Groundsel, Climbing Groundsel, Cape Ivy

Maltese name(s) :

Kubrita xeblieka

Status for Malta :

Species that was introduced in Malta after year 1492 and spreads to form established, non-invasive populations. It may become become invasive if it widespreads rapidly.

Frequency :

Very Common     Common     Frequent     Scarce     Rare     Very rare     Extinct

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: Macro-Phanerophyte (high trees usually over 10m )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon

Legal Protection [link]:

Not Protected by Law (LN200/2011 or LN311/2006)

Red List (1989) :

Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :


Colour of Flowers:


Species Description and Distribution

Habitat in Europe:

Cultivated for ornament and occassionally naturalised as a garden escape

Preferred habitat in Malta:

Ornamental climber which have seen persisting and expanding after being abandoned such as in old farm houses, rubble walls of fields or walls of old gardens.

Botanical Description:

Scrambling, glabrous perennial with ovate to lanceolate leaves 3-5 x 2.5-3 cm which are cuneate at the base, angled or weakly lobed and petiolate; the capitula are 12-25 mm in diameter, in compound corymbs or panicles, the involucre is 4-8 mm, with 3-7 supplementary bracts, and there are 4-6 yellow ligules 5-10 mm.

Distributional range:

Few stations in South Europe (Mediterranean region)

Native region outside Europe:

(South Africa)

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):

Occurrences in Europe.
(from Flora Europaea pre year 1993):

Introduced in  Spain (incl. Andorra but excl. the Balaerics), Italy (excl. Sicily and Sardignia)

Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(Euro+Med Checklist, 2017) - Country codes

[Al nBl(I M N) Ca(C H P T) nCo Ct nGa(F M) cHs nHs(G) Hs(S) It cLi nLu nSa cSi nSi(S)]

Images (12 images)
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   Senecio angulatus   -   Image Code: SNCAG-9.
   Senecio angulatus   -   Image Code: SNCAG-10.
   Senecio angulatus   -   Image Code: SNCAG-11.

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