On bank by pedestrian underpass. About ten inches across.
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Looks like a figwort (Scrophularia sp.). If it develops a square stem look out to see whether or not it is "winged". The leaves may not develop their diagnostic shape until it shoots up (to over a metre). They are also important in identifying the species. I could be completely wrong.
...you might be completely right!
I certainly don't think it's Ragwort, the leaves are nowhere near "crinkly" enough - just look at the gallery pictures for comparison.
Robert, why don't you put up an ID for Scrophularia and see if others agree?
I agree that the leaf shape is not quite diagnostic yet, but it does look more like S. auriculata at this point.
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I think it is likely to be ragwort, the basal rosettes seem to be very variable.
...but the basal leaves are normally what I would call "crinkly" (not a technical term) and that does not appear to be the case here.
Also, Ragwort is normally pressed very flat to the ground at this stage. Again, not the case here.
Lat/Lng: 50.6, -2.5
OS grid ref: SY6779