Giant Sumpweed (Iva xanthifolia)

Cyclachaena xanthifolia. (Nutt.)Fresen.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Giant Sumpweed
Iva xanthifolia

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    An infusion or decoction of the plant has been drunk and used as a lotion in the treatment of coughs and influenza[257]. A poultice of the plant has been used in the treatment of boils[257].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed –
We have very little information on this species and do not know its cultivation needs. However, it is likely to succeed in most soils that are not too heavy or wet and will probably prefer a sunny position. The pollen of this species is one of the main causes of hay fever[257].
N. America. A casual in Britain[17].

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