Herb latin name: Senecio nikoensis

Family: Compositae

Medicinal use of Senecio nikoensis:

The plant has medicinal uses. No details are given.

Description of the plant:


100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Habitat of the herb:

Damp woods in mountains all over Japan.

Edible parts of Senecio nikoensis:

Leaves - cooked. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.

Propagation of the herb:

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 Senecio nikoensis:

Damp woods in mountains all over Japan.

Known hazards of Senecio nikoensis:

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.