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Common Name: Yellow Centaury
Sebaea ovata is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.20 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
Australia - New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria. New Zealand.
] in pastures etc from the coastal lowlands to the montane zone[
]. Damp places in open forests[
Requires a warm sunny sheltered position in a well-drained soil[
Although not frost-hardy, this species can be grown as an annual, starting of the plants in a greenhouse and planting out after the last expected frosts.
Tonic. Used in the treatment of dysentery[
Seed - sow spring in a warm greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle into individual pots and plant them out in late spring or early summer.