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Ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris)

Ragwort is a reasonably common weed seen on many lawns across Devon. The latin name is Jacobaea vulgaris (syn. Senecio jacobaea). Jacobaea is the family of plants to which it belongs (which is within the tribe Senecioneae) and vulgaris literally means “common”. It is also called stinking willie, ragweed or ragged weed. The latter probably came about due to… Read More »