Herb: Marsh Fleawort
Latin name: Tephroseris palustris
Synonyms: Senecio congestus, Senecio palustris
Edible parts of Marsh Fleawort:Young leaves and flowering stems - raw or cooked. They have been eaten raw in salads, cooked as greens or have been fermented into a sauerkraut. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Fen ditches.
Propagation of Marsh Fleawort:Seed - sow spring or late summer in situ. Only just cover the seed and make sure the soil remains moist to enable germination to take place.
Cultivation of the herb:Fen ditches.
Medicinal use of Marsh Fleawort:None known
Known hazards of Tephroseris palustris: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.