Herb: Rosilla


Latin name: Helenium puberulum


Family: Compositae



Medicinal use of Rosilla:

Antiscorbutic, tonic. The dried powdered plant has been applied to wounds and has also been rubbed onto the forehead and nose in the treatment of colds. It has been used as a snuff. The plant has also been used in the treatment of venereal disease.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual/Perennial


Height:
150 cm
(5 feet)

Flovering:
August to
October

Habitat of the herb:

Moist meadows, marshes, slough banks etc, below 600 metres in California.

Edible parts of Rosilla:

Leaves and flowering heads - raw.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer. If you have sufficient seed it would be worthwhile trying a sowing in situ outdoors in mid to late spring.

Cultivation of Rosilla:

Moist meadows, marshes, slough banks etc, below 600 metres in California.

Known hazards of Helenium puberulum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.