In addition to the myths that exist. There are many assertions made about Ragwort which while not strictly untrue are commonly used to give a misleading impression.
STATMENT Ragwort has a 70% germination rate.
TRUTH This is a normal figure, but tells you little and is likely to mislead
see Ragwort seed germination
STATMENT Ragwort produces up to 150,000 seeds per plant.
TRUTH This is an exceptional figure that is mostly a huge exaggeration
see Ragwort seed production
STATMENT Ragwort is an “injurious weed” so it is dangerous.
TRUTH This is a misunderstanding of the word injurious. See
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