Common on dry stony bank adjoining trail
Wild in a garden at the airport.
Common amongst Ammophila arenaria
Heavy aphid infestation on this Senecio glomeratus, a common site on native senecio species at this time of year.
On the aphid colony were numerous parasitoid wasps, and some of the aphids were mummies (see photos).
Senecio /sɨˈniːʃi.oʊ/ is a genus of the daisy family (Asteraceae) that includes ragworts and groundsels. The flower heads are normally rayed, completely yellow, and the heads are borne in branched clusters. Senecio is one of the largest genera of flowering plants, and despite the separation of many species into other genera it still contains c. 1250 species of varied form, including leaf, stem and tuber succulents, annuals, perennials, aquatics, climbers, shrubs and small trees. Some species produce...