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Nikki BNikki B Posts: 90



Does anyone know If this is ragwort or a plant, my husband says its ragwort but really we don't have a clue , we are just learning the gardening game,  It has grown in my pile of topsoil and I have a few growing around the place, any advice would be really appreciated. 



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,746

    Euphorbia amygdaloides

  • horseygirlhorseygirl Posts: 27

    I dont know what it is but it isnt ragwort. Sorry i cant help further than that x

  • Green MagpieGreen Magpie Posts: 806

    Just enjoy it. It's not ragwort, it's just a really pretty euphorbia, and it won't become a pest. If it ends up in your flower beds, it looks wonderful against blue or purple flowers in Spring.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,006

     This is ragwort for future reference, poisonous. Really bad for horses, Grows on grassland. Wear gloves when you pull it up.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,566

    It does pull up very easily.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,990

    I need to keep some for the cinnabar moth caterpillarsimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Posts: 3,845

    We have to do a ragwort pick in our field most years, no sign yet but masses of thistles

    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    Read this - the cinnabar moth is merely one of many insects (77 species it states) that relies upon ragwort as a food source. That's why it will always have a place in my garden image

  • horseygirlhorseygirl Posts: 27
    The ragworth has many different stages, if you can pull it out when it is at the rosette stage in it's first year it's better as it doesn't get a chance to seed. When we pull it from the fields it's always covered in the caterpillars and I feel bad taking it to burn but it's so dangerous for horses it just has to be done.
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