Common Ragwort
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Taken at Skinflats on 29 October 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




 


Taken at Jura on 13 July 2017 using Nikon D5200 with
Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 21st July 2016 using
Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Common Ragwort.
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AKA:
Jacobaea vulgaris.
Asteraceae.
Biennial but it has the tendency to exhibit perennial properties under certain cultural conditions
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Roadsides and waste ground.
Pollination is by a wide range of bees, flies, moths and butterflies.
0.3 - 2.0 metres
Ragwort contains many different alkaloids, making it poisonous to animals. It is best known as the food of caterpillars of the Cinnabar moth Tyria Jacobaeae. They absorb alkaloids from the plant and become distasteful to predators.