Ragwort

Latin Name:

Jacobaea vulgaris

Manx Name:

Cushag

Season:

June - November

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

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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