Senecio is a genus of the daisy family that includes ragworts and groundsels. The scientific Latin genus name, Senecio, means "old man." Variously circumscribed taxonomically, the genus Senecio is one of the largest genera of flowering plants.
Senecio rowleyanus, commonly known as string-of-pearls or string-of-beads, is a flowering plant in the daisy family Asteraceae. This plant was named after British botanist Gordon Douglas Rowley who specialized in Cactaceae and succulents