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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.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Senecio sylvaticus Mountain Groundsel, Woodland ragwort


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Senecio sylvaticus Mountain Groundsel, Woodland ragwort
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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 Jul to August, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are 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].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in situ.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
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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