PINK RAGWORT FACTS
The latin name is Senecio glastifolius. Plants get to 1.5m high. Populations are expected to increase as seeds spread easily.
Plants are herbicidesensitive. Some farmers rate this as a weed close behind gorse and broom.
It is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common names holly-leaved senecio, and pink ragwort. A tall perennial herb, pink ragwort is a herbaceous perennial, toxic herb. The flowers are purplish-pink with a yellow centre. The plant flowers from August to December.
It is native to southern Africa, and had been cultivated as an ornamental plant for its colourful flowers. It favours a Mediterranean climate.