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Dittrichia viscosa - (L.)W.Greuter.
                 
Common Name False yellowhead
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Waste places[50].
Range Europe - Mediterranean. Introduced and naturalized in a few localities in Britain[17].
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Dittrichia viscosa False yellowhead


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Dittrichia viscosa False yellowhead
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Physical Characteristics
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Dittrichia viscosa is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in). It is in flower from Sep to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.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 soil.

Synonyms
Inula viscosa. (L.)Ait.

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.



None known
Other Uses
Dye.

A yellow dye is obtained from the roots[46, 61].
Cultivation details
Grows freely in a sunny position in ordinary garden soil[1].
Propagation
Seed - we have no details on this species but suggest sowing it in spring in a greenhouse and only just covering the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring or autumn.
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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.)W.Greuter.
Botanical References
1750
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Readers comment
 
Elizabeth H.
Pearl Sun Sep 10 2006
please update regading medicinal uses of this plant as there are quite interesting new finding
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