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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.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
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: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very acid soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Filaginella uliginosa. (L.)Opiz.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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].

Other Uses

Dye.

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

Cultivation details

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

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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

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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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L.

Botanical References

17

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taniazaderej@juno.com   Thu Feb 23 2006

Where can I buy it in dryed form?

Soffia Arnthorsdottir   Tue Feb 28 2006

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