Common Groundsel
Fact File
Taken at Tyninghame Bay on 6th May 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.




 


 
Common Groundsel.
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AKA:
Senecio vulgaris.
Asteraceae.
Herbaceous annual.
old-man-in-the-spring among many others.
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Disturbed sites, waste places, roadsides.
Up to 45cms tall.
Seeds are dispersed by wind and also cling to
clothing and animal fur,and as contaminates of
commercially exchanged seeds; the distribution
of this plant throughout the world has been difficult
if not impossible to contain.
Reported to be both poisonous for human ingestion
and also medicinal; much of the contradiction can be
found by closely reviewing the dose of the poisonous
substance that is ingested. Best look at this as poisonous
to be on the safe side.