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Senecio nemorensis - L.

Common Name
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 5-9
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 Damp places, 800 - 1800 metres in Turkey[93].
Range Europe to W. Asia.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Senecio nemorensis


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Senecio nemorensis is a PERENNIAL growing to 2 m (6ft 7in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. 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), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay and nutritionally poor soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

basionym of: Jacobaea nemorensis

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Stem.
Edible Uses:

Young stems - pickled[177]. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.

Medicinal Uses



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Hypoglycaemic.

Uninary tract infections, gout, rheumatism and stone formation in the urinary tract. Lowers blood sugar. The herb is contraindicated in pregnancy and nursing and children under 12. Recommended only for external use. Do not appy to broken skin [301].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

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].

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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].

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Senecio cannabifoliusAleutian ragwort12
Senecio cinerariaCineraria, Dusty miller, Silver Groundsel03
Senecio erucifoliusHoary Groundsel, Hoary ragwort02
Senecio jacobaeaRagwort, Stinking willie02
Senecio nemorensis fuchsii 10
Senecio nikoensis 11
Senecio pierotii 10
Senecio pseudoarnicaSeaside Ragwort11
Senecio scandens 02
Senecio sylvaticusMountain Groundsel, Woodland ragwort01
Senecio viscosusSticky Groundsel, Sticky ragwort01
Senecio vulgarisGroundsel12

 

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