Origin of groundselMiddle English grundeswylie from Old English grundeswylige, altered (after grund, ground) from earlier gundeswelge, uncertain or unknown; perhaps literally , pus swallower from gund, pus + swelgan, to swallow, from its use in poultices
any of a genus (Senecio) of plants of the composite family, with usually yellow, rayed flower heads
Any of various plants in the composite family, chiefly of the genera Senecio and Packera, having rayed, usually yellow flower heads.
Origin of groundselMiddle English groundeswille from Old English grundeswylige alteration ( influenced by grund ground ) of gundeswilge gund pus swelgan to swallow (from its use in reducing abscesses) ; see swel- in Indo-European roots.
Variant of groundsill
From Middle English grundeswülie, from Old English grundeswyliġe, grundeswelġe (“groundsel”).
- Alternative form of groundsill.
- Groundsel (Senecio) - An immense genus of over a thousand described species, most of them worthless weeds, but with a few plants of value.
- A similar species is the Piedmont Groundsel (S.
- The only trees or shrubs in this zone are the giant Senecio (groundsel) and Lobelia, and tree-heaths, the Senecio forming groves in the upper valleys.
- - Feathery pappus attached to the fruit of Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris).