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ragwort:

see groundselgroundsel
, 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

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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Ms Tavernor warned land occupiers that they were legally obliged to control ragwort under the Weeds Act of 1959 and the Ragwort Control Act of 2003.
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Looked at rationally with proper knowledge of the scientific literature, ragwort is not the ogre you paint it to be and talking about people finding "ragwort sites" is ridiculous.
She said: "Every year for 10 years I have been digging, spraying, ploughing ragwort out of my field.
THE Country Land and Business Association is calling on landowners to take action to halt the spread of the deadly weed, ragwort.
Dear Editor, - I expect that most people will have noticed the eye-catching yellow flowers of Ragwort blooming around Warwickshire and probably everywhere else.
North Yorkshire is at the forefront of moves to form new laws to curb the growing menace of ragwort.
Michael Arnold, treasurer to the Racehorse Owners' Association, on the battle against ragwort