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Ragwort (Oxford Ragwort, Tansy Ragwort, Stinking Willie)

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  • Common Name: Ragwort (Oxford Ragwort, Tansy Ragwort, Stinking Willie)
  • Latin Name: Senecio spp; esp. Senedio jacobea, Senecio squalidi
  • Family Name: Asteraceae/Compositae

This plant is toxic.  Ragwort contains Pyrrolizidine, an alkaloid which is potentially damaging to the liver.  It has been known to kill horses that have ingested sufficient amounts, so make sure you can identify the ragwort species and keep them out of the tortoise enclosure.  See *Groundsel*.  Do not confuse with *Ragweed* (Ambrosia spp.), which is a different plant.

Senecio jacobaea (Common); Senecio aquaticus (Marsh); Senecio squalidus (Oxford); Senecio erucifolius (Hoary);

Senecio congestus ( Swamp) 

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