Senecio aquaticus - Marsh Ragwort

Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Equisetopsida - Order: Asterales - Family: Asteraceae

Marsh ragwort beside a river

Found mainly in marshes, in ditches and on damp, shaded riverbanks, this member of the ragwort family often has rather an unkempt appearance. Marsh ragwort blooms in June, July and August. The flowers are larger and much less densely clustered than those of common ragwort. A further distinguishing feature is the rounded ends to the leaves.

Marsh Ragwort, Teifi Valley, Wales

We found these marsh ragwort plants growing beside the River Teifi, near Llandysul, in West Wales.

The ragworts all belong to the family Asteraceae; all parts of the plants are poisonous.

Marsh ragwort - close-up of flowers

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