TITLE

GOLDEN RAGWORT, SQUAW-WEED

AUTHOR(S)
Foster, Steven; Duke, James A.
PUB. DATE
January 2000
SOURCE
Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants & Herbs of Eastern & Ce;2000, p136
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on Golden Ragwort, Squaw-Weed or Senecio aureus. The plant is a perennial that grows from 2 to 4 feet. It has 2 leaf types with basal leaves heart-shaped, rounded and upper leaves lance-shaped and incised. This early spring wildflower, often growing in clumps among exposed rocks in streams, is easily distinguished from other Senecio species by the heart-shaped leaves at the base of the plant. Its flowers are yellow, in flat-topped clusters. It is usually found in stream banks, moist soil and swamps. Root and leaf tea are traditionally seed by American Indians, settlers and herbalists to treat delayed and irregular menses, leukorrhea and childbirth complications. It also used for lung ailments, dysentery and difficult urination.
ACCESSION #
18058670

 

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