West Highland Flora

Ragwort


Senecio jacobaea

 

Senecio jacobaea

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Sep 2002 Glenbrittle, Skye

Common on roadsides, among rough vegetation and on waste ground.

Flowerhead diameter c 15-25 mm

ID: Lower stem leaves (not base rosette leaves) have end lobe not much larger than other lobes.  Flowerheads packed together all at the same height.  Bracts not black-tipped.

Other features: In many populations the flowerheads consistently have 13 ray florets, while in others the number varies between 8 and 12.

 

Senecio jacobaea

Photo Carl Farmer
16 Sep 2001 Broadford, Skye


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