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COMMON RAGWORT Senecio jacobaea (Asteraceae) - on the cliffs of Lundy. Height to 1m. Hairless and poisonous biennial or short-lived perennial. Grows in grassland; thrives in grazed areas (animals avoid eating living plant). FLOWERS are yellow and borne in heads, 15-25mm across; these are carried in dense, flat-topped clusters (Jun-Nov). FRUITS of disc florets are downy; ray floret fruits hairless. LEAVES are pinnate with a blunt end lobe. Foodplant of Cinnabar Moth larvae. STATUS-Common and widespread
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COMMON RAGWORT Senecio jacobaea (Asteraceae) - on the cliffs of Lundy. Height to 1m. Hairless and poisonous biennial or short-lived perennial. Grows in grassland; thrives in grazed areas (animals avoid eating living plant). FLOWERS are yellow and borne in heads, 15-25mm across; these are carried in dense, flat-topped clusters (Jun-Nov). FRUITS of disc florets are downy; ray floret fruits hairless. LEAVES are pinnate with a blunt end lobe. Foodplant of Cinnabar Moth larvae. STATUS-Common and widespread

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