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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).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 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: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

Synonyms

Inula dysenterica.

Habitats

 Meadow; Bog Garden;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Astringent.

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].

Other Uses

Repellent.

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

Cultivation details

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

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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.

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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Author

(L.)Bernh.

Botanical References

17200

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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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