Thus in Composite plants,such as hawkweeds (Hieracia) and ragworts (Senecio, fig.
- Feathery pappus attached to the fruit of Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris).
Five phanerogamous species only are to be found, the first three of which are peculiar to the mountain: Senecio Etnensis (which is found quite close to the crater), Anthemis Etnensis, Robertsia taraxacoides, Tanacetum vulgare and Astragalus siculus.
Senecio elegans: half-hardy, '1 ft., white, rose or purple; the various double forms are showy.
His life, in the form of a warm panegyric, written at his widow's request by Herennius Senecio, caused its author's death in the reign of Domitian.