Oxford Ragwort
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Oxford Ragwort.
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AKA:
Senecio squalidus
Asteraceae.
Perennial, Biennial or Winter Annual.
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Well drained rocky areas.
0.5 - 1.0 metres
March - December.
The Senecio was introduced into Britain between 1700 and 1702 from Sicily
( where it thrived on volcanic ash) to the Duchess of Beaufort's garden at Badminton. Later genetic material was transferred to the Oxford Botanic Garden where it escaped into the wild and grew in the stonework of Oxford colleges and many of the stone walls around the city of Oxford. This gave the plant its common name, "Oxford Ragwort"