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Seaside Ragwort (Senecio pseudo-arnica)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Seaside Ragwort
Senecio pseudo-arnica

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    A poultice of the leaves has been used to drain cuts and boils[257].

  • Edible Use

    The fleshy stems and young leaves – cooked[105, 177, 257]. Only the young plant should be used and it should be cooked[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 in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Make sure the compost does not dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in early summer if they have grown sufficiently. Otherwise, grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter and plant them out the following year after the last expected frosts. Division in spring[200]. Root cuttings in early spring[200].
Succeeds in a sunny position in most well-drained moderately fertile soils[200]. Prefers a sandy soil[187]. Judging by its native habitat, this plant should tolerate maritime exposure[K]. Hardy to about -15¡c[187].
E. Asia – China, Japan, Korea.

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