Search

[?]

Open the Advanced Search

Oxford Ragwort

Senecio squalidus

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
For more information please download the BSBI Code of Conduct PDF document.

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:
50 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Roadsides, sand dunes, towns, walls, wasteland.

Flower:
֍
Yellow, many petals
 
Open clusters of bright yellow daisy-like flowerheads. Individual flowers up to 2cm. Inner bracts are black-tipped.
Fruit:
A cylindrical, ribbed achene.
Leaves:
Glossy, hairless leaves that are pinnately lobed and toothed. The leaves are green above. Below, they are covered densely with fine white down.
Aroma:
Scented leaves resembling the smell of Chrysanthemum.
Other Names:
Rayed Groundsel, Squalid Ragwort.
Frequency (UK):
Common  
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

Click to open an Interactive Map