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Senecio

1. Heads with conspicuous rays clearly exceeding the involucre.

S. vernalis

1. Heads with rays minute or none.

2. Leaves and stems densely glandular pubescent; bracteoles at base of involucre (2โ€“) 2.5โ€“5.5 mm long.

S. viscosus

2. Leaves and stems glabrate to densely pubescent, but glandular hairs absent or sparse; bracteoles at base of involucre 0.9โ€“2.6 mm long.

3. Bracteoles at base of involucre and involural bracts with greenish tips (unicolorous); rays present but minute; plant densely pubescent, with glandular hairs sometimes present but sparse.

S. sylvaticus

3. Bracteoles and involucral bracts greenish with conspicuous blackish tips; rays none; plant without glandular-viscid hairs (glabrate to somewhat tomentose).

S. vulgaris

All species found in Senecio

Senecio sylvaticusWOODLAND RAGWORT 
Senecio vernalisEASTERN GROUNDSEL 
Senecio viscosusSTICKY RAGWORT 
Senecio vulgarisCOMMON GROUNDSEL 

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/genus.aspx?id=Senecio.