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ragwort,

n Latin name:
Senecio jacoboea; parts used: seeds, leaves, flowers; uses: menstrual complaints; topically applied to stings and skin ulcers; precautions: no internal use in pregnancy, lactation or for children, hepatotoxicity, liver conditions, toxic if ingested. Also called
cankerwort, cocashweed, coughweed, dog standard, false valerian, golden ragwort, golden senecio, liferoot, ragweed, St. James wort, staggerwort, stammerwort, stinking nanny, squaw weed, or
squawroot.

ragwort

seneciojacobea, S. latifolius, S. tetrotsus.

tansy ragwort
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uk VOICE OF THE MIRROR: PAGE 8 the stinking willie issue ONE of Charles' concerns was about the weed stinking willie, commonly known as ragwort.
Eradicating ragwort is no easy task because if you pull it up and burn it as recommended, and you leave just one small piece of root behind, which is inevitable, it will grow again next spring and this seems to be what is happening everywhere.
By the 1980s, golden tansy ragwort flea beetles, cinnabar moths and seed head flies had largely decimated the weed's Western Oregon population.
Prof Knottenbelt, head of equine studies at Liverpool university, wants councils to start taking seriously laws aimed at eradicating ragwort from Britain's pastures.
prepare to bombard DEFRA with complaints about ragwort in your area and have fun in the process.
Ragwort is, after all, a plant of waste ground, roadside verges and other poorly managed areas.
If I was to take a short walk around part of Alnwick I would expect to see a thousand specimens of ragwort at least.
The tag line I use is: Ragwort Week exists to celebrate the glories of degeneration and not the banalities of regeneration.
Tackling ragwort will cost a fortune I FEEL sorry for any poor stranger who has to rely on road signs these days because most are completely obscured by vegetation.
But Rose Brooke, press officer for the BHS's north east Wales committee, says ragwort is also growing in abundance on the site.
A Ragwort (a common yellow-flowered plant) is well known for being highly toxic if eaten by horses and cattle, causing kidney failure and liver damage, but I am not aware of it causing skin disease in dogs.
MANY supporters have contacted us recently to voice their concerns about ragwort, which is blooming at the moment.