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Common Name: Marsh Fleawort
Tephroseris palustris is a Annual/Biennial up to 0.60 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
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.
Circumboreal. Formerly native to Britain, now apparently extinct[
Requires a gritty, moisture-retentive but well-drained circumneutral soil and a sunny position[
Plants can be short-lived in cultivation[
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.
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.