Sticky Groundsel - Senecio viscosus Sticky Groundsel - Senecio viscosus
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Herb: Sticky Groundsel


Latin name: Senecio viscosus


Family: Compositae



Medicinal use of Sticky Groundsel:

The leaves are carminative and emetic.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
40 cm
(1 foot)

Flovering:
July to
September

Habitat of the herb:

Dry banks of ditches, dry waste ground, railway banks and tracks, sea shores.

Propagation of Sticky Groundsel:

Seed - sow spring in situ.

Cultivation of the herb:

Dry banks of ditches, dry waste ground, railway banks and tracks, sea shores.

Known hazards of Senecio viscosus:

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.