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Senecio pseudoarnica - Less.

Common Name Seaside Ragwort
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
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 Shingle by the sea[187].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Senecio pseudoarnica Seaside Ragwort


Senecio pseudoarnica Seaside Ragwort

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Senecio pseudoarnica is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3. 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: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

replaced synonym:Asteraceae Arnica maritima. Senecio pseudo-arnica

Habitats

Edible Uses

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.

Medicinal Uses

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

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

Cultivation details

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].

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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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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Senecio cannabifoliusAleutian ragwortPerennial2.0 4-8  LMHNM12 
Senecio cinerariaCineraria, Dusty miller, Silver GroundselShrub0.6 8-10 MLMHNDM03 
Senecio erucifoliusHoary Groundsel, Hoary ragwortPerennial0.6 5-9  LMHNDM02 
Senecio jacobaeaRagwort, Stinking williePerennial1.0 4-8  LMHSNM020
Senecio nemorensis Perennial2.0 5-9  LMHSNM11 
Senecio nemorensis fuchsii Perennial2.0 5-9  LMHSNM10 
Senecio nikoensis Perennial1.0 -  LMHSNM11 
Senecio pierotii Perennial0.6 -  LMHNM10 
Senecio scandens Climber5.0 8-11 MLMHNM02 
Senecio sylvaticusMountain Groundsel, Woodland ragwortAnnual0.6 5-9  LMHNDM01 
Senecio viscosusSticky Groundsel, Sticky ragwortAnnual0.4 5-9  LMHNDM01 
Senecio vulgarisGroundselAnnual0.3 5-9  LMHNDM120

 

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