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Chrysanthemum segetum - L.
                 
Common Name Corn Marigold
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards One report suggests that the plant contains coumarin[179]. If this is true it would be unwise to eat the leaves, especially if they are dried, since coumarin can prevent the blood from co-aggulating when there is a cut.
Habitats A weed of lime-free arable land in Britain[1, 17].
Range Europe - E. Mediterranean. Probably introduced in Britain[17].
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Chrysanthemum segetum Corn Marigold


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Chrysanthemum segetum Corn Marigold
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Physical Characteristics
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Chrysanthemum segetum is a ANNUAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in). It is in flower from Jun to August, and the seeds ripen from Jul to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles, lepidoptera, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young shoots - cooked[2, 61, 105, 177, 183]. Strongly aromatic, they contain coumarin[179]. Caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Dye.

None known
Cultivation details
Succeeds in ordinary garden soil[1], though it prefers a well-drained fertile soil in full sun[200]. Grows well in sandy soils[188]. Dislikes lime[17]. Cultivated as a vegetable in China and Japan[61, 266]. There are several named varieties selected for their ornamental value[[200].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in situ. The seed usually germinates within 10 - 18 days at 15°c. Autumn sowings succeed in mild areas[200].
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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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