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(Senecio nemorensis)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Senecio nemorensis
Compositae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Young stems – pickled[177]. 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]. The sub-species S. nemorensis fuchsii. (Gmel.)Celak. is the form used for food in Asia[177].
Europe to W. Asia.

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