Fleabane Seed

Pulicaria dysentarica

£2.00

Quite large yellow daisy flowers July-Sept on tall stems. Soft green foliage, aromatic. Likes damp places.

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Description

Pulicaria dysenterica

Fleabane is a perennial wildflower of damp ditches and sunny stream-sides. It has wrinkled downy leaves with an odd smell,  similar to carbolic soap. Masses of long lasting yellow daisy flowers are produced in summer and attract many insects. It is a good idea to plant with Sneezewort, which likes similar conditions. Traditionally bunches were hung in rooms to repel fleas or burned as a fumigant. Astringent extracts from the leaves and roots have been used to treat dysentery.

picture thanks to AnRo0002, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Genus

Pulicaria

Family

Compositae

Flowering Month

May

Colour

yellow

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

perennial

Interest

flowers

Wildlife

yes

Requires

damp, sun

Size

1gm pack approx 8000 seeds

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