WILD SPOTTED AROUND MARLOW - RAGWORT
So on our travels around town looking for useful habitats for wildlife we came across this bank of ragwort at the base of a wall.
Ragwort is potentially very harmful to livestock and horses in grazing pastures and landowners are required to remove it by law.
However in an urban environment and in your garden these rather pretty wildflowers are home to as many as 200 invertebrates and the main food of the beautiful cinnabar moth caterpillar.
This brightly coloured flower is from the same family as daisies and sunflowers and is the number one wildflower in the UK for nectar!
This is an oak of a wildflower and we are glad to see this bunch right in the heart of our town! If it pops up in your garden, enjoy it!
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edited: 27th May with feedback from our wonderful followers