Jacobaea aquatica

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Jacobaea aquatica
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J. aquatica
Binomial name
Jacobaea aquatica
(Hill) G.Gaertn., B.Mey. & Scherb.
Synonyms
  • Senecio aquaticus Hill
  • Senecio jacobaea subsp. barbareifolius Krock.
  • Senecio pratensis Richt.

Jacobaea aquatica or Senecio aquaticus, the water ragwort[1] or marsh ragwort,[2] is a plant of the family Asteraceae. It is a perennial or biennial plant: young plants form a rosette near the ground, eventually producing a taller flowering shoot with many bright yellow flower heads, each with prominent ray florets. It grows in damp, grazed grassland, especially where there has been some disturbance.

Biogeography[edit]

Jacobaea aquatica is endemic to Europe. It may be found throughout the continent, except Finland and Eastern Europe. There are small populations in the European part of Turkey and on Svalbard.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Senecio aquaticus". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.