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Marsh Ragwort

Senecio aquaticus

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Type:
Flower
Maximum Size:
80 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Grassland, marshes, waterside, wetland.

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.
Aroma:
Scented leaves resembling the smell of Chrysanthemum.
Other Names:
Oak-leaved Ragwort, Water Ragwort.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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