Oxford Ragwort

Senecio squalidus

Description:
Oxford Ragwort
Facts:

Introduced to Oxford Botanic Gardens in the early 1700's this small member of the Ragwort family only grows to 1/2 metre in height. It has spread throughout the Midlands and South of England aided by the railway lines which provide a similar habitat to its native one on the slopes of Mount Etna. Like most Ragworts it is highly toxic to livestock.

Introduced:

In the Early 1700s
Origin:
Sicily
Location:
Mainly Southern and Midland Britain
Status:
Stable population
Problems:
Comments:
Poisonous to livestock.