Oxford Ragwort, Senecio squalidus Family: Asteraceae
Senecio squalidus     *     Oxford Ragwort

Flowering time: March - December. Annual or short-lived perennial

Habitat: A naturalised urban weed of dry waste ground, walls, roadsides and railway lines. Widespread throughout England and spreading north and west in Scotland and Ireland.

Very variable. A spreading, bushy, almost hairless plant, the deep-green more/less pinnate leaves with narrow, pointed lobes. Clusters of yellow flowers with 12-15 rays (but usually 13) and black-tipped bracts.

Similar: Common Ragwort, S. jacobaea. Smaller flowers, June - October.

Oxford Ragwort, Senecio squalidus

Oxford Ragwort, Senecio squalidus
Westbourne, Dorset. September 2007

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