Story: Weeds of the bush

Ragwort

Ragwort

Yellow-flowered ragwort (Senecio jacobaea), also known as tansy ragwort and St James’s wort, invades disturbed forest, shrubland, and other habitats throughout New Zealand. The wind blows its seeds considerable distances. Plants grow quickly and tolerate a range of temperatures and soil conditions.

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Bob Brockie, 'Weeds of the bush - Herbs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13629/ragwort (accessed 27 October 2021)

Story by Bob Brockie, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 18 Apr 2016