HP6208 : Senecio smithii, Baltasound

taken 15 years ago, near to Baltasound, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Senecio smithii, Baltasound
Senecio smithii, Baltasound
Senecio smithii is a big and rather coarse composite, known as Magellan Ragwort (or sometimes, and less accurately, as Australian Daisy, but it is neither a daisy nor from Australia). The plant is a native of southern South America. Popular belief is that the plant was brought to Shetland by Shetlanders returning from the whaling or from sheepfarming in the Falklands, but the plant is not found in areas that Shetlanders would have visited. It is more likely that the plant came to Shetland as a garden plant, but it has become naturalised outside gardens, finding the climate to its liking.
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Date Taken
August 2003   (more nearby)
Sunday, 11 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HP 6216 0887 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:45.4812N 0:51.6733W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HP 6215 0887
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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