ragwort

noun
rag·​wort | \ˈrag-ˌwərt, -ˌwȯrt\

Definition of ragwort 

: any of several senecios especially : tansy ragwort

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Add ground covers like robin’s plantain, golden ragwort. Andrea F. Siegel, baltimoresun.com, "Sykesville author's tips on gardening in harmony with wildlife," 20 Mar. 2018 An unusual evergreen, ragwort slowly spreads to form a blue-gray ground cover with interesting, vertical, smooth-edged, gray-blue paddle-like leaves. Debbie Arrington, sacbee.com, "From Barberry coast comes silver ground cover," 22 June 2017

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First Known Use of ragwort

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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