Ragwort rosettes

Common ragwort (Senecio jacobea) is a biennial plant and in the first year, it only has leaves organized in a rosette (illustrated) that may not be recognised as ragwort. It flowers in the second year (June till October). After the plant has produced seeds, it dies but the seeds can survive for many years. Although it is unlikely that rabbits will eat them, it is better not to pick the leaves.