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Ragwort
 

 

Common Ragwort is a tallish plant with clusters of yellow, daisy-like flowers growing on grassland during the summer and autumn.

The plant is becoming ever more widespread on grazing land, which is a problem as it is poisonous to animals, in particular to horses and cattle. Normally it will be avoided where the grass is lush, but on poor grassland or if the plant has died off, it becomes more palatable.

On the other hand it is a favourite foodplant of the Cinnabar Moth caterpillar.

 

 

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