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Ragwort

noun
1.
Widespread European weed having yellow daisylike flowers; sometimes an obnoxious weed and toxic to cattle if consumed in quantity.  Synonyms: benweed, ragweed, Senecio jacobaea, tansy ragwort.
2.
American ragwort with yellow flowers.  Synonyms: butterweed, Senecio glabellus.



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"Ragwort" Quotes from Famous Books



... neighbourhood of Alloway Kirk, had just folded his charge and was returning home. As he passed the kirk, in the adjoining field, he fell in with a crew of men and women, who were busy pulling stems of the plant ragwort. He observed that as each person pulled a ragwort, he or she got astride of it, and called out, 'Up, horsie', on which the ragwort flew off, like Pegasus, through the air, with its rider. The foolish boy likewise pulled his ragwort and cried with the rest, 'Up, horsie', and, strange ...
— Selected English Letters (XV - XIX Centuries) • Various

... white clouds were loitering across the deep-blue heaven. White butterflies wavered above the road. Tall foxglove spires lit the woodland shadows with rosy gleams. Bluebells and golden ragwort fringed the hedge-rows. A family of young wrens fluttered in and out of the hawthorns. A yellow-hammer, with cap of gold, warbled his sweet, common little song. The colour of the earth was warm and red; the grass was of a green so living that it seemed to ...
— Days Off - And Other Digressions • Henry Van Dyke



Words linked to "Ragwort" :   genus Senecio, weed, wildflower, wild flower, Senecio



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