At night it will visit flowers, especially those of the ragwort.
Just before I got to the hills a field of ragwort (senesio jacobœa) buried the cows.
Our kinds have many common names, such as Groundsel, ragwort, and Squaw-weed.
The senecio (ragwort), a species with finely cut leaves (S. millefolium), was first seen on Missionary Ridge.
He observed that as each person pulled a ragwort, he or she got astride of it, and called out, “Up horsie!”
They sat down on the sour stony land among the ragwort and teazles and feverfew.
The foolish boy likewise pulled his ragwort, and cried with the rest, “Up horsie!”
The stems of the ragwort are sometimes white and woolly, and they are covered all over with deep ridges.
But no horsie answered to the appeal, and the ragwort remained the simple herb it was before.
Senecio Jacobaea, ragwort, is a showy plant with heads of bright yellow flowers, common in pastures and by roadsides.