Herb latin name: Senecio nemorensis

Family: Compositae

Edible parts of Senecio nemorensis:

Young stems - pickled. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.

Description of the plant:


2 m
(6 1/2 foot)

July to

Habitat of the herb:

Damp places, 800 - 1800 metres in Turkey.

Propagation of Senecio nemorensis:

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Make sure the compost does not dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in early summer if they have grown sufficiently. Otherwise, grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter and plant them out the following year after the last expected frosts. Division in spring. Root cuttings in early spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Damp places, 800 - 1800 metres in Turkey.

Medicinal use of Senecio nemorensis:

None known

Known hazards of Senecio nemorensis:

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. Some caution is advised.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.