Definition of ragwort in English:

ragwort

Syllabification: rag·wort
Pronunciation: /ˈragˌwərt, -ˌwôrt
 
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noun

A yellow-flowered plant of the daisy family that is a common weed of grazing land. It is toxic to livestock, especially when dried.
  • Genus Senecio, family Compositae: several species, including the ragged-leaved tansy ragwort (S. jacobaea)
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  • Although the yellow-flowered ragwort is an attractive-looking plant, it is poisonous to animals and can cause skin reactions in people.
  • Common ragwort, with its distinctive yellow flowers, is a very hardy plant producing up to 150,000 seeds at a time, which can survive for up to 20 years.
  • Many landowners have to spend time, effort and money to clear the ragwort from our land that has been caused by the council's infestation.

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