Scientific name: Senecio lautus
Other names: variable groundsel, fireweed
- native to the Wellington Region
Suits: sunny, exposure, coastal and dune garden, small garden or balcony
About Shore groundsel
A cute compact little endemic annual plant that often found growing on rocks, beaches, and gravel often close and sprayed by the sea, making it an ideal edging display in flower beds.
The yellow flowers, born on slender stems, appear in November-March. When in flower, it makes an attractive picture on the cliffs faces amongst other herbs and small coastal plants.
It is easily grown from seed that can be collected in late summer.
Provides for birds