Latin Name:

Jacobaea vulgaris

Manx Name:



June - November

Locations where this species is found:
Glen Maye Silverburn River Fleshwick Bradda Head Port Soderick Clypse and Kerrowdhoo Maughold Ayres

Known as "Cushag" on the Isle of Man, this is known as the unofficial Manx national flower.

This plant can cause serious damage to the liver and kidneys if eaten, both to humans and animals.

For this reason, ragwort is considered an "injurious weed". It is an offense for landowners to fail to keep ragwort under control.

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