Jacobaea palmata (Pall.) Sennikov
Senecio cannabifolius Less.
Senecio cicutarius Steven ex DC.
Senecio dahuricus Fisch. ex Turcz.
Senecio kamtschaticus Ledeb.
Senecio palmatus Pall. ex Ledeb.
Solidago palmata Pall.
Jacobaea cannabifolia is a perennial plant growing from a rootstock with short rhizomes. It produces a clump of erect stems around 100 - 200cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
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.
E. Asia - eastern Siberia, Russian Far East, Mongolia, northern and eastern China, Japan, Korea.
Scrub, coastal forests, floodplain meadows, reed thickets, edges of deciduous forests[
]. Mountains of N. Japan. Meadows and forests in N. China[
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Succeeds in a sunny position in most moderately fertile well-drained soils[
Leaves and stems - cooked[
]. The leaves, dried and ground to a powder, are sometimes added to food[
]. A bitter taste should be removed by leaching the leaves or cooking them in more than one change of water[
]. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.
The rhizome is used in its raw form as a food by the people of Kamchatka in the spring[
The plant (though the part used is not specified) is anodyne, antirheumatic, contraceptive and used in the treatment of skin complaints. It stimulates the circulation[
]. A decoction is used in the treatment of amenorrhoea, abdominal distension and cramps, traumatic injuries, bruises and swellings[
An extract of the whole plant is used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations as a humectant[
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[