Golden Ragwort

Round Leaved Ragwort

Names and Myths

Senecio Latin senex an old man – reference to white pappus

Natural history / Folklore

Genus often has pyrrolizidine alkaloids which can impair liver function.19 Poisonous if eaten.5 At one time on the official American drug list, used for female disorders.35 Diluted alcohol is the solvent used to create a tincture, 10 drops of which are added to water and taken four times per day as a treatment for female problems.41