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Gnaphalium luteoalbum - L.

Common Name Jersey Cudweed
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sandy fields and waste places in the Channel Islands[17]. It is also possibly native to a few mainland areas of Britain[17].
Range Most of Europe, including Britain, and most other warm temperate regions in the world.
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Weed Potential No
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Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Gnaphalium luteoalbum Jersey Cudweed


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Gnaphalium luteoalbum Jersey Cudweed

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked[177].

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Medicinal Uses

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Astringent  Cancer  Cholagogue  Diuretic  Febrifuge  Haemostatic  Stomachic  Vulnerary


Stomachic[152]. The leaves are astringent, cholagogue, diuretic, febrifuge, haemostatic and vulnerary[240]. The plant is used in the treatment of breast cancer in Belgium[218].

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Other Uses

Tinder

The leaves are used as a tinder[218].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a sunny position in a well-drained soil[200].

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Propagation

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

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 :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Gnaphalium affine Biennial0.3 -  LMSNDM12 
Gnaphalium hypoleucum Annual0.6 -  LMHNM11 
Gnaphalium indicum Annual0.2 -  LMSNDM10 
Gnaphalium japonicum Annual0.4 -  LMNDM11 
Gnaphalium keriense Annual0.2 -  LMSNDM01 
Gnaphalium uliginosumMarsh CudweedAnnual0.2 -  LMSNM02 
Pseudognaphalium obtusifoliumWhite Balsam, Rabbit-tobaccoAnnual0.5 0-0  LMNDM02 

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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