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Tephroseris palustris - (L.)Fourr.

Common Name Marsh Fleawort
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards Although no mention of toxicity has been seen for this species, it belongs to a genus that contains a number of plants with a cumulative poisonous effect on the liver[65]. Some caution is advised.
Habitats Fen ditches[17].
Range Circumboreal. Formerly native to Britain, now apparently extinct[17].
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Wet Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Tephroseris palustris Marsh Fleawort


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Tephroseris palustris Marsh Fleawort
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Tephroseris palustris is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4. It is in flower from June to July, and the seeds ripen from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

Synonyms

Senecio congestus. (R.Br.)DC. S. palustris. (L.)Hook.

Habitats

 Bog Garden;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young leaves and flowering stems - raw or cooked[177, 257]. They have been eaten raw in salads, cooked as greens or have been fermented into a sauerkraut[257]. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Requires a gritty, moisture-retentive but well-drained circumneutral soil and a sunny position[200]. Plants can be short-lived in cultivation[200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring or late summer in situ. Only just cover the seed and make sure the soil remains moist to enable germination to take place.

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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Author

(L.)Fourr.

Botanical References

17200

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