Hybrid ragwort

Hybrid ragwort

Observation - Hybrid ragwort - UK and Ireland. Description: Ragwort similar in habit to Senecio squalidus, with deeply pinnately lobed leaves and short ligulate flowers. Inferred to be sterile from examination of fruits (and comparison with a nearby Senecio squalidus). Recorded previously from

Ragwort similar in habit to Senecio squalidus, with deeply pinnately lobed leaves and short ligulate flowers. Inferred to be sterile from examination of fruits (and comparison with a nearby Senecio squalidus).

Recorded previously from this vicinity by the county recorder in 2007. The area has a population of Senecio squalidus which is atypical (in its greater degree of variation), so it may not be coincidence that the hybrid has turned up twice.