Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Ragwort (Senecio Jacobaea), a very handsome British member of the order Compositae (q.v.), a common weed belonging to the same genus as the rayless groundsel (q.v.) and closely related to the garden Cineraria (q.v.). It derives its name from its much-divided, rather fleshy leaves. It grows three or four feet high, with a corymbose inflorescence, a foot or more across, of numerous radiate gold-yellow capitula, and, as it occurs socially on waste ground, it is very effective.

“Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.”
Isaiah 53:4