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Siegesbeckia orientalis pubescens - Makino.

Common Name
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Waste ground all over Japan[58]. Forest shade at elevations of 1700 - 2000 metres in Kashmir[145].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan and Korea.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Siegesbeckia orientalis pubescens


Siegesbeckia orientalis pubescens

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Siegesbeckia orientalis pubescens is a ANNUAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - cooked[177, 178]. The leaves need to be leeched in order to remove a toxin[179].

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Medicinal Uses

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Anodyne  Blood tonic  Cardiac  Febrifuge  Salve

The whole plant is anodyne, cardiac, febrifuge, salve, stimulates blood circulation[4, 147, 158, 178]. The juice of the plant is used externally in the treatment of ringworm, other parasitic infections and as a protective cover for wounds[4, 272]. A paste of the plant is applied to wounds between the toes that have been caused by prolonged walking barefoot in muddy water[272]. A decoction of the plant is also used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, pains and aches in the legs and sides, hemiplegia, hypertension, sciatica, weeping dermatitis and mastitis[147]. A paste of the root is used in the treatment of indigestion[272]. The juice of the root is applied to wounds[272].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Not known

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Propagation

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

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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Readers comment

Lynnie   Thu Nov 12 2009

I would like to know where to purchase seeds for growing Siegesbeckia Orientalis Thank you, Lynnie AskLynnie@msn.com

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