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Taxon: Jacobaea maritima (L.) Pelser & Meijden

Genus: Jacobaea
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae) subfamily: Asteroideae tribe: Senecioneae subtribe: Senecioninae
Nomen number: 450258
Place of publication: H. Heukels, Geill. schoolfl. Nederl. ed. 23:677. 2005
Name verified on: 01-May-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 01-May-2006
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • dusty-miller   (Source: Pl Book [as Senecio cineraria]) – English
  • silver groundsel   (Source: Zander Ency [as Senecio cineraria]) – English
  • silver ragwort   (Source: Watsonia 14:279.1983 [as Senecio cineraria]) – English
  • cinéraire maritime   (Source: L Noms French ed7 [as Senecio cineraria]) – French
  • séneçon bicolore   (Source: Zander Ency [as Senecio cineraria]) – French
  • Silber-Greiskraut   (Source: Zander Ency [as Senecio cineraria]) – German
  • silverek   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn [as Senecio cineraria]) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Northern Africa: Tunisia
    Western Asia: Turkey [w.]
    Southeastern Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Greece; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Spain

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores
    Northern Africa: Algeria [n.]; Morocco
    New Zealand: New Zealand
    Northern Europe: Ireland; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Germany; Netherlands
    East Europe: Ukraine - Krym
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria
    Southwestern Europe: Spain - Baleares

    Western Asia: Cyprus
    Northern Europe: Sweden
    Middle Europe: Belgium

  • also cultivated


  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. 2012. Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98.
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • Demilly, D. et al. 2001. Liste alphabétique des principales espèces de plantes cultivées et de mauvaises herbes. Noms latins et noms français, ed. 7.
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  • Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. [= Senecio cineraria].
  • Pelser, P. B. et al. 2006. New combinations in Jacobaea Mill. (Asteraceae - Senecioneae). Compositae Newslett. 44:1–11.


Check other web resources for Jacobaea maritima (L.) Pelser & Meijden:

  • Euro+Med Plantbase: Information Resource for Euro-Mediterranean Plant Diversity
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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