Tag: Asteraceae

Ragwort / Spring / Summer / Autumn / Toxic Ragworts (Senecio species) are very common throughout the UK, the most common variety in the UK is Jacobaea vulgaris but they are all toxic. Common Names Ragwort, Common ragwort, Stinking Willy, Tansy ragwort, St. James-wort, Stinking nanny, Staggerwort, Cankerwort, Stammerwort. Botanical…

Yarrow / spring / summer / autumn / winter / edible   How to Identify Yarrow Scientific Name Achillea millefolium Family Asteraceae Also known as Yarrow or common yarrow Traditional names arrowroot, bad man’s plaything, bloodwort, carpenter’s weed, death flower, devil’s nettle, eerie, field hops, gearwe, hundred leaved grass, knight’s…

Burdock / Autumn / Winter / Edible Scientific Name Arctium lappa Family Asteraceae Also known as Gobo root, Beggar’s Buttons, Thorny Burr, Happy Major. Habitat Native to the temperate regions, from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, and from the British Isles through Russia, and the Middle East to India, China, Taiwan…

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