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Related to butterweed: Senecio glabellus


1. A succulent annual or biennial plant (Senecio glabellus) of the composite family, native to the eastern United States and having pinnately divided leaves and bright yellow flowers.
2. The horseweed.
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a North American herbaceous plant, Senecio glabellus, with yellow flowers
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(ˈbʌt ərˌwid)

any of various wild plants having conspicuous yellow flowers, as the groundsel or ragwort.
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Noun1.butterweed - American ragwort with yellow flowers
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
genus Senecio, Senecio - enormous and diverse cosmopolitan genus of trees and shrubs and vines and herbs including many weeds
2.butterweed - any of several yellow-flowered plants of the genus Packera; often placed in genus Senecio
genus Packera, Packera - genus of American of east Asian perennial herbs with yellow to orange or red flower rays; sometimes included in genus Senecio
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Instead, most nectaring butterflies were found feeding on dame's rocket (Hesperis matronalis) and butterweed (Packera glabra), and those were almost exclusively grass skippers, with the exception of two Bronze Coppers (Lycaena hyllus).
what with the coreopsis & the butterweed & the pollen baskets
Taxon (1) Habit Frequency Number Cuttings Dewberry (Rubus spp.) Woody 44.8 28 Greenbrier (Smilax spp.) Woody 5.6 27 Woody stems (unidentified) Woody 49.1 25 Savannah panicgrass (Phanopyrum Herbaceous 4.1 4 gymnocarpon) Butterweed (Senecio glabellus) Herbaceous 35.8 3 Willow oak (Quercus phellos) Woody 0.8 2 Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera Herbaceous 4.2 2 japonica) Violet (Viola spp.) Herbaceous 21.1 2 Red-berried moonseed (Cocculus Herbaceous 1.3 1 carolinus) Thistle (Cirsium spp.) Herbaceous 5.0 1 Water willow (Justicia ovata) Herbaceous 6.6 1 (1) Scientific names in accord with Kartesz (1994).
Purple loosestrife, butterweed, catclaw mimosa, butter and eggs ...
Rooting for food, they have wrenched up butterweed, purple milkweed and the Carolina bogmint, which is found in only 13 other places in the world.