Senecio serpens – Blue Chalksticks


Scientific Name

Senecio serpens G.D.Rowley

Common Names

Blue Chalksticks


Kleinia repens

Scientific Classification

Family: Aizoaceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Senecioneae
Subtribe: Senecioninae
Genus: Senecio

Senecio serpens


Senecio serpens is a small, evergreen, succulent perennial, branching from the base and rooting along the stems, up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall and up to 40 inches (1 m) wide. The prostrate stems hold short, sub-cylindrical, powdery blue-grey to blue-green finger-like fleshy leaves. The small flowers are white in color.


Native to South Africa (Cape Province).


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