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Senecio sylvaticus - L.

Common Name Mountain Groundsel, Woodland ragwort
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards All parts of the plant are poisonous to many mammals, including humans. The toxin affects the liver and has a cumulative affect[9, 65]. Some mammals, such as rabbits, do not seem to be harmed by the plant, and will often seek it out[4]. Various birds also eat the leaves and seeds[4].
Habitats In open vegetation on non-calcareous sandy or gravelly soils, dry heaths and commons[4, 17].
Range Europe, including Britain, south and east from Scandanavia to Spain the Balkans and W. Asia.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Senecio sylvaticus Mountain Groundsel, Woodland ragwort


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Senecio sylvaticus Mountain Groundsel, Woodland ragwort
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Senecio sylvaticus is a ANNUAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.6 m (2ft in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies. The plant is self-fertile.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Meadow; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Antiscorbutic;  Detergent.

The plant is detergent and antiscorbutic[4].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

See the plants native habitat for ideas on its cultivation needs. The plant has an unpleasant odour[4].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in situ.

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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Senecio cannabifoliusAleutian ragwort12
Senecio cinerariaCineraria, Dusty miller, Silver Groundsel03
Senecio erucifoliusHoary Groundsel, Hoary ragwort02
Senecio jacobaeaRagwort, Stinking willie02
Senecio nemorensis 11
Senecio nemorensis fuchsii 10
Senecio nikoensis 11
Senecio pierotii 10
Senecio pseudoarnicaSeaside Ragwort11
Senecio scandens 02
Senecio viscosusSticky Groundsel, Sticky ragwort01
Senecio vulgarisGroundsel12

 

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