Erect biennial or perennial herb < 60 cm tall. Stems are single or multiple and arise from the crown. Leaves are dark green. Flowers are bright yellow and clustered at the end of branches.
To help protect our environment:
Pasture, wastelands, riverbeds, open forest, swamps, coastal areas.
Seeds dispersed by wind.
Forms dense stands and may alter invertebrate abundances. Toxic to livestock and can reduce pasture production. Can cause skin irritation and allergies.
Consider avoiding spraying ragwort to allow the ragwort flea beetle to establish and control the ragwort population. If you do spray the safest time to control ragwort is the winter months as the larvae are pupating. However, be aware that the less food available the less beetles will survive for the following season.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.