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Common Ragwort (Senecio Jacobaea)


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A plant (30-100cm) with branched flower heads of bright yellow, a cottony stem and ragged divided leaves. It is common to neglected pastures, roadsides, wasteland and dunes. It is often a pest of agricultural land and, if accidently harvested with hay, can harm livestock as it contains an alkaloid poison. It flowers June to October. Picture taken on 8th July at woods near Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

24th Sep 2006 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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