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Related to Common Ragwort: Senecio jacobaea

ragwort:

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, any plant of the very large genus Senecio, widely distributed herbs and (in the tropics) shrubs or trees of the family Asteraceae (aster family). Many grow as vines.
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ragwort

TOXIC Yellow daisy-like flower, whole bunch of them on one plant.

ragwort

any of several plants of the genus Senecio, esp S. jacobaea of Europe, that have yellow daisy-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
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DANGEROUS Common ragwort poses a real threat to livestock
So it is clear that the earlier the complaint is made the better chance there is of clearing a site of the five weeds identified under the 1959 Weeds Act, which includes common ragwort.
The common ragwort is a very dangerous plant, and poisonous to livestock and I see no reason why this rare version might not be the same, though it is just conceivable that this is not the case.
Common ragwort is dangerous to animals and especially horses, where it can cause fatal liver damage if eaten.
Cattle and horses are the most common ragwort victims and young animals are more susceptible than more mature animals," said NFU West Midlands senior technical adviser Mr Andrew Richards.
FURIOUS farmer Philip Lee is faced with the spreading menace of common ragwort, but can do little to protect his 40 horses.
Under the 1959 Weeds Act the Secretary of State may serve an enforcement notice on the occupier of land on which injurious weeds, including common ragwort, are growing.
Eric Watson, of Earsdon, near Whitley Bay, said the roadside and fields of the coastal village had been badly infested with common ragwort.