Ragwort or Prickly Sow Thistle?

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Bex
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Ragwort or Prickly Sow Thistle?

Post by Bex » 14 Feb 2021, 19:20

Hi guys,
Always thought this was prickly (ish) sow thistle but someone said it’s ragwort?? What do you think?
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Nina
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Re: Ragwort or Prickly Sow Thistle?

Post by Nina » 14 Feb 2021, 21:50

It's a bit hard for me to tell, because I can't enlarge this on my computer, but I think it might be Ragwort. Does it have little prickles/spines along the edges of the leaves? If not then it probably isn't Prickly Sowthistle. I'll ask Lin to have a look.

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Re: Ragwort or Prickly Sow Thistle?

Post by Nina » 14 Feb 2021, 22:20

Lin has had a look, and she is sure it's Ragwort, so please don't feed it. Sorry to be the bearer of disappointing news!

Nina

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Re: Ragwort or Prickly Sow Thistle?

Post by Bex » 17 Feb 2021, 12:55

Ok no worries, will pull it out and dispose!

Ty x

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