Pinnate-leaved ragwort

Senecio abrotanifolius

A much talked about plant!

A lot of visitors ask about this yellowy-orange to orange plant, up to 40cm tall, that flowers abundantly in July and August. Pinnate-leaved ragwort is an eastern Alpine plant, which only occurs to the east of the river Inn. It occurs mainly in mountain pine forests and on stony, dry meadows.

Though its flowers are similar in colour and appearance, this plant is not to be confused with arnica. Its white, hairy seedheads are very noticeable.