Common Groundsel

Latin Name:

Senecio vulgaris

Manx Name:

grunsyl

Season:

Year round

Locations where this species is found:
Port St Mary, Port Soderick, Glen Maye, Ayres, Maughold, Clypse and Kerrowdhoo, Bradda Head

This common, hardy weed can often be found growing in cracks in pavements.

Common Groundsel is one of several plants that are known as "ragwort", and shouldn't be confused with Jacobaea vulgaris - the island's other "ragwort".

The Manx name for groundsel is "grunsyl".
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