- The road led first through beautiful beechwoods, out into the open country where low banks, bright with wild flowers- scabious, willow- herb and yellow ragwort- divided the corn- fields, now golden and ready for harvest; up on to a wide heath where the bell heather flooded the landscape with glowing purple light- through pine- woods dim and fragrant- and so on until the carriage turned through a gateway, past a low lodge of mellow ancient brickwork, and entered a well- kept carriage drive. - "East of the Shadows", Mrs. Hubert Barclay.
- By the light of the Queen Moon, now at her full in heaven, he saw that the orchard grass was clipped, and patterned with small clover, but against the hedges rose wild banks of meadow- sweet and yarrow and the jolly ragwort, and briony with its heart- shaped leaf and berry as red as heart's- blood made a bower above them all. - "Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard", Eleanor Farjeon.
- In Ireland the Ragwort is dedicated to the fairies, and is known as the Fairies' Horse, on the golden blossoms of which the good little people are thought to gallop about at midnight. - "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.