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Senecio cannabifolius - Less.

Common Name Aleutian ragwort
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards 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.
Habitats Mountains of N. Japan.
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Siberia.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Senecio cannabifolius Aleutian ragwort


Senecio cannabifolius Aleutian ragwort

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Senecio cannabifolius is a PERENNIAL growing to 2 m (6ft 7in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 5. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Senecio palmatus. Pall. non (Thunb.)Less. basionym of: Jacobaea cannabifolia

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Leaves and stems - cooked[46, 61, 105]. A bitter taste should be removed by leaching the leaves or cooking them in more than one change of water[177]. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.

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Medicinal Uses

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Anodyne  Antirheumatic  Contraceptive  Skin

The plant (though the part used is not specified) is anodyne, antirheumatic, contraceptive and used in the treatment of skin complaints. It stimulates the circulation[147, 178]. A decoction is used in the treatment of amenorrhoea, abdominal distension and cramps, traumatic injuries, bruises and swellings[147].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in a sunny position in most moderately fertile well-drained soils[200].

References   Carbon Farming Information and Carbon Sequestration Information

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Propagation

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].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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