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Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea)

 

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A tall perennial or biennial plant with flat-topped clusters of small bright yellow flowers on long straight leafy stems.

Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) provides a nectar for many species of bees, flies, moths and butterflies, some species are totally dependant upon it as a food source, making it a vital part of our natural native flora.

Cinnabar Moth Caterpillars on Ragwort Plant.

Cinnabar Moth Caterpillars on Ragwort Plant.

Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea)

Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea)

Plant Information

  • Name: Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea)
  • Where: Very Common through-out Britain
  • Habitat: Grassy meadows, Road side verges, Embankments, Waste ground, and many other open areas.
  • When does it flower?: June to November.
  • Height up to: 1 m.
  • Larval Food Plant: Cinnabar moth (dependent)
  • Butterfly Nectar Plant for: Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Peacock, Red Admiral, Ringlet, Green-veined White, Small White, Marble-white, Large White, Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Comma, Holly Blue, Small Copper.
  • Photographed: top 7th August, left 20th July (Macro).
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