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Oxford Ragwort

Senecio squalidus

Plant Data

Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
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.
Maximum Size:
50cm 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:
Rayed Groundsel, Squalid Ragwort.
Habitats:
Roadsides, sand dunes, towns, walls, wasteland.