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Gnaphalium uliginosum - L.

Common Name Marsh Cudweed
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Damp places in sandy fields, heaths, waysides etc, on acid soils[17].
Range Most of Europe, including Britain, to W. Asia.
Edibility Rating    (0 of 5)
Other Uses    (1 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (2 of 5)
Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Gnaphalium uliginosum Marsh Cudweed


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Gnaphalium uliginosum Marsh Cudweed
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Gnaphalium uliginosum is a ANNUAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in). It is in flower from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils and can grow in very acid soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Filaginella uliginosa. (L.)Opiz.

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Antiinflammatory  Aphrodisiac  Astringent  Diaphoretic  Diuretic

Marsh cudweed is little used in modern herbalism, though it is occasionally taken for its astringent, antiseptic and anticatarrhal properties[254]. The whole plant is anti-inflammatory, astringent, diaphoretic and diuretic[4, 21, 165, 238]. It may also have aphrodisiac and anti-depressant effects[238]. It is used both internally and externally in the treatment of laryngitis, upper respiratory catarrh and tonsillitis, whilst in Russia it is used in the treatment of high blood pressure[238, 254]. The plant is harvested when it is in flower and is dried for later use[238].

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Other Uses

Dye

Yellow and green dyes are obtained from the whole plant[168].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a position in full sun or partial shade in a moist to wet light acid soil[238].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow late spring in situ and only just cover the seed.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Gnaphalium affine Biennial0.3 -  LMSNDM121
Gnaphalium hypoleucum Annual0.6 -  LMHNM11 
Gnaphalium indicum Annual0.2 -  LMSNDM10 
Gnaphalium japonicum Annual0.4 -  LMNDM11 
Gnaphalium keriense Annual0.2 -  LMSNDM01 
Gnaphalium luteoalbumJersey CudweedAnnual/Biennial0.2 -  LMSNDM111
Pseudognaphalium obtusifoliumWhite Balsam, Rabbit-tobaccoAnnual0.5 0-0  LMNDM021

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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Author

L.

Botanical References

17

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Readers comment

[email protected]   Thu Feb 23 2006

Where can I buy it in dryed form?

Soffia Arnthorsdottir   Tue Feb 28 2006

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