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Common name
sticky ragwort (English), sticky groundsel (English)
Similar species
Sticky groundsel, Senecio viscosus is considered a weed of wasteland, disturbed sites, especially open sandy or gravelly places. It is called sticky groundsel because of its numerous sticky hairs on stems, leaves, and flower heads.

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Compiler: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the Overseas Territories Environmental Programme (OTEP) project XOT603, a joint project with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment


Publication date: 2010-09-27

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2021) Species profile: Senecio viscosus. Downloaded from on 28-09-2021.

Countries (or multi-country features) with distribution records for Senecio viscosus
  • albania
  • austria
  • azerbaijan
  • belarus
  • belgium
  • bulgaria
  • czech republic
  • estonia
  • ex-yugoslavia
  • france
  • georgia
  • germany
  • greece
  • hungary
  • italy
  • latvia
  • lithuania
  • netherlands
  • poland
  • romania
  • russian federation
  • spain
  • switzerland
  • turkey
  • ukraine
Informations on Senecio viscosus has been recorded for the following locations. Click on the name for additional informations.
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5 references found for Senecio viscosus

Management information
IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)., 2010. A Compilation of Information Sources for Conservation Managers.
Summary: This compilation of information sources can be sorted on keywords for example: Baits & Lures, Non Target Species, Eradication, Monitoring, Risk Assessment, Weeds, Herbicides etc. This compilation is at present in Excel format, this will be web-enabled as a searchable database shortly. This version of the database has been developed by the IUCN SSC ISSG as part of an Overseas Territories Environmental Programme funded project XOT603 in partnership with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment. The compilation is a work under progress, the ISSG will manage, maintain and enhance the database with current and newly published information, reports, journal articles etc.
General information
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), 2010, Senecio viscosus L.
Summary: Available from: [Accessed 26 July 2010]
Varnham, K 2006. Non-native species in UK Overseas Territories: a review JNCC Report No. 372
Summary: Available from: [Accessed 9 April 2010]
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Senecio viscosus
sticky ragwort, sticky groundsel
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Recommended citation
(2021). Senecio viscosus. IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT).