Marsh Fleawort (Tephroseris palustris)

Annual/Biennial
Senecio congestus. (R.Br.)DC. S. palustris. (L.)Hook.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Marsh Fleawort
Tephroseris palustris
Compositae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Young leaves and flowering stems – raw or cooked[177, 257]. They have been eaten raw in salads, cooked as greens or have been fermented into a sauerkraut[257]. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.

  • Cautionary Notes

    Although no mention of toxicity has been seen for this species, it belongs to a genus that contains a number of plants with a cumulative poisonous effect on the liver[65]. Some caution is advised.

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring or late summer in situ. Only just cover the seed and make sure the soil remains moist to enable germination to take place.
Requires a gritty, moisture-retentive but well-drained circumneutral soil and a sunny position[200]. Plants can be short-lived in cultivation[200].
Circumboreal. Formerly native to Britain, now apparently extinct[17].

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