Ragwort Identification

Appearance

Ragwort is a biennial plant, meaning it flowers in its second year. It has clusters of yellow flat flowers and feathery leaves. Although favoured by some species of moths and caterpillars, it is extremely poisonous to livestock and horses.

Growth Cycle

Flowering from June to October, Ragwort can grow up to 90cm high and will grow in a variety of soils, including poor quality land, wasteland, beside motorways and roadsides. 

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