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Pulicaria dysenterica - (L.)Bernh.

Common Name Fleabane, Meadow false fleabane
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Marshes, wet meadows, ditches etc, avoiding calcareous soils[17].
Range Europe, including Britain, from Denmark south and east to N. Africa, Caucasus and W. Asia.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Wet Soil Full sun
Pulicaria dysenterica Fleabane, Meadow false fleabane


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Pulicaria dysenterica Fleabane, Meadow false fleabane
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Pulicaria dysenterica is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.6 m (2ft in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 7 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from August to September, and the seeds ripen from September to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

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Synonyms

Inula dysenterica.

Habitats

 Meadow; Bog Garden;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Astringent  Dysentery

The bruised leaves have a soap-like smell[4]. They are astringent and can be used in the treatment of dysentery[4]. The root is also astringent and used in the treatment of dysentery[240]. A paste of the plant is applied externally to wounds[272].

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Other Uses

Repellent

The plant is burnt to repel parasites[4, 100].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in an ordinary garden soil in a sunny position[200]. Plants can be invasive, spreading freely at the roots.

References   Carbon Farming Information and Carbon Sequestration Information

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. If you have plenty of seed then it can be sown in situ in the spring. Division in spring. Very easy, larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Pulicaria odora Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNM10 

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.)Bernh.

Botanical References

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Readers comment

NIk Knight   Fri Apr 21 2006

Tutin is the correct spelling for the joint author of the Flora of the BI's

   Wed Jun 11 2008

also a great fire profer

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