Narrow-leaved Ragwort

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       Narrow-leaved Ragwort    Senecio inaequidens    739
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Shortly after recognising the first specimen of this species in the area - in Wanstead Park - this one was seen on Wanstead Flats. Perhaps most noticeable was that this plant is in flower so late into Autumn

On the BSBI website it states that "it grows predominantly in ruderal sites, notably along side major roads, railway tracks, car parks, pavement cracks and demolition sites. It can also be found in more natural habitats, particularly close to the sea. Its current distribution in the UK shows a bias towards coastal areas" On Wanstead Flats, it is being found well away from roads and deep into rough grassland. It would be interesting to find out what the method of dispersal is here.
      Wanstead Flats, 31 October 2009
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