What is another word for ragwort?

34 synonyms found


[ ɹˈaɡwɔːt], [ ɹˈaɡwɔːt], [ ɹ_ˈa_ɡ_w_ɔː_t]

Ragwort is a plant species that belongs to the family of Asteraceae. In some regions, it is also referred to as a weed or wildflower. This plant is native to Europe but can also be found in parts of Asia and North America. Some synonyms for the word ragwort include tansy ragwort, stinking willie, benweed, tansy weed, and staggerwort. Despite being considered as a toxic plant for livestock, ragwort has some medicinal values. It can be used to treat some health conditions, including fever, bruises, and wounds. However, it's always essential to use ragwort under appropriate medical supervision to avoid any adverse effects.

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How to use "Ragwort" in context?

Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) is a low-growing woodland herb that grows in disturbed areas and along the edge of lakes and rivers. Ragwort grows up to 1.5 meters tall and has coarse, Krummholz-type hairs on its leaves and stems. The leaves are ovate to elliptical, and are between 5 and 10 cm long and 2 to 5 cm wide. The flowers are small and purple, and the fruits are small, smooth, and green. Ragwort is closely related to pennyroyal, and the two plants can be difficult to tell apart.

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