What are some white-leaved Senecio bicolor adaptations?

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An adaptation is a mechanism that provides an organism a way to deal with existence in an environment that it would normally struggle in.  The use of color in the white-leafed Dusty Miller Senecio Cineraria may help it attract insects such as bees.  This would help facilitate pollination where it might not normally occur.  Dusty Miller is usually known as an ornamental plant with silvery-white velvet foliage.  This particular variety has yellow flowerets that blossom as the plant achieves maturity.

Senecio aureus, Golden Ragwort, is another member of the Senecio family that has yellow flowering blooms.  The blossoms this time more closely resemble those of the daisy in design, but with a golden middle from which petals radiate.  The stems are hairless with long oblate green foliage.  The blossoms may also be white or purple.

Finally, Senecio integerrimus, also known as White Groundsel, is another member of the Senecio family that has white blossoms.  The blossoms may range to yellow or purple, but usually are white.  The flowers act individually to cluster as a larger bloom together.  From a distance they resemble one large flower.

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