Herb latin name: Senecio pierottii
Edible parts of Senecio pierottii:Leaves - cooked. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Wet places at low elevations in mountains, C. and S. Japan.
Propagation of Senecio pierottii: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:Wet places at low elevations in mountains, C. and S. Japan.
Medicinal use of Senecio pierottii:None known
Known hazards of Senecio pierottii: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.