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Ragwort

Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 10 September 2019 in Plant & Nature.

More Scary Than silly as I have said before, every bit of this plant is poisonous and toxic enough that it can be absorbed through the skin causing liver damage. No problem for the black and yellow caterpillar though that SToreS The toxins as an effective deterrent to predators. It metamorphoses into a pretty black and red Cinnabar moth. Seemingly no problem either for the hover fly which has done a noSe dive on To a flower :)

Canon EOS 1000D 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 125 49 mm

Canon EOS 1000D
1/500 second
F/5.6
ISO 125
49 mm

ludlow
shropshire
uk
ragwort