Irish wildflowers


Photographs: Cork city

Oxford Ragwort
Senecio squalidus
Buachalán Pheadair
Family: Asteraceae

Flowering: April-December. Annual or short-lived perennial. Introduced.

Clusters of yellow flowers, usually with 13 rays, black-tipped bracts.
Deep-green leaves, 1-2 times pinnate, narrow, pointed lobes. Spreading, bushy plant, can become woody at base. Nearly hairless. Height: 30-100cm.

Urban weed, dry waste ground, walls, roadsides, railways.
Common in Cork, Dublin, Belfast, local elsewhere in Ireland.

Similar: Ragwort, S. jacobaea
     
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