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Marsh Ragwort

Senecio aquaticus

Plant Data

Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Yellow, many petals
 
Open clusters of bright yellow daisy-like flowerheads. Individual flowers up to 4cm. Inner bracts green and pointed with whiter edges. Outer bracts are much shorter than inner.
Fruit:
A smooth, cylindrical, ribbed achene (type of one-seeded fruit).
Leaves:
Deeply divided leaves with linear lobes. The leaves have blunt terminal lobes.
Maximum Size:
80 centimetres tall
Foraging Notes:
All parts of the plant are poisonous.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Scented leaves resembling the smell of Chrysanthemum.
Other Names:
Oak-leaved Ragwort, Water Ragwort.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen
Habitats:
Grassland, marshes, waterside, wetland.