Herb: Mountain Groundsel


Latin name: Senecio sylvaticus


Family: Compositae



Medicinal use of Mountain Groundsel:

The plant is detergent and antiscorbutic.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

In open vegetation on non-calcareous sandy or gravelly soils, dry heaths and commons.

Propagation of Mountain Groundsel:

Seed - sow spring in situ.

Cultivation of the herb:

In open vegetation on non-calcareous sandy or gravelly soils, dry heaths and commons.

Known hazards of Senecio sylvaticus:

All parts of the plant are poisonous to many mammals, including humans. The toxin affects the liver and has a cumulative affect. Some mammals, such as rabbits, do not seem to be harmed by the plant, and will often seek it out. Various birds also eat the leaves and seeds.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.