West Highland Flora

Marsh Ragwort


Senecio aquaticus

 

Senecio aquaticus

Photo Carl Farmer
27 July 2002 Portree, Skye

Common in damp grassland, marshy areas and beside burns.

Flower diameter c 2.5-3 cm

ID: Lower stem leaves with large terminal lobe, much larger than side lobes.

Other features: Flowerhead arrangement much looser than Common Ragwort, which has groups of flowerheads packed together all on the same level.  Involucral tube broader than long.  Bracts not black-tipped.

 

  Senecio aquaticus

Photo Carl Farmer
27 July 2002 Portree, Skye
 

 
  Lower leaves showing large terminal lobe  
     
     
  Senecio aquaticus

Photo Carl Farmer
27 July 2002 Portree, Skye
 

 
  Showing involucral bracts and shape of tube  


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