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Senecio jacobaea

Séneçon jacobée
Ragwort

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

15-25 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Pinnatisect

Height

30-100 cm

Description

In its fresh form it will not cause much harm to horses as it is unpleasant to the taste. If it gets into hay, it has lost its taste but keeps its toxicity after drying and poisons horses fed on the hay.

Flowers

Flowers are in flat-topped clusters, deep yellow disk florets with bright yellow ray florets.

Leaves

Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib. Lobed almost to central midrib, toothed, mid-green.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of 1-seeded fruit with tufts of fine hair.

Medical

Whole plant gathered just before flowering, dried: used externally as a poultice for burns and sores.

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