Senecio fluviatilis    Broad-leaved ragwort 







Also known as Saracen's Woundwort, this European plant was introduced from the Netherlands or Germany around the 16th century when it was known as Saracen's Consound or Saracen's Comfrey. Like many of the Senecio genus it flowers in mid or late summer but this plant stands over 2m tall. The flowers are obviously typically ragwort and it usually grows in damp or wet areas. There were only a few left in flower when I arrived so obviously late July or early august is the best time.

Banks of River Dee at Holt 4th September 2005

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Added on September 4th 2005