New York Natural Heritage Program
Sweet-scented Indian-plantain
Senecio suaveolens (Linnaeus) Elliot
Dicots
Hasteola suaveolens Merel Black
Family: Aster Family (Asteraceae)

State Protection: Endangered
listed species are those with: 1) 5 or fewer extant sites, or 2) fewer than 1,000 individuals, or 3) restricted to fewer than 4 U.S.G.S. 7 minute topographical maps, or 4) species listed as endangered by U.S. Department of Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: This plant is endangered/critically imperiled in New York because of extreme rarity (typically 5 or fewer populations or very few remaining individuals) or is extremely vulnerable to extirpation from New York due to biological factors.

Global Rarity Rank: G4
A Global Rarity Rank of G4 means: This species is apparently secure globally (typically with more than 100+ populations), though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.


Did you know?
The genus name means spear-shaped and refers to the shape of the leaves. The species name means sweet-smelling but there are no reports of how sweet it is or what the fragrance smells like (Sharp 2000).

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are four verified occurrences and fifteen historical occurrences.

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