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Bupleurum fructiosa is regarded as a useful wind protector for exposed coastal sites. Most plant databases do not attribute any medicinal value to the plant, although related Bupleurum’s (e.g. Bupleurum falcatum) are widely used in Far Eastern herbal medicines. GRF December 2018


Seseli aethiopicum frutex, the Shrubbe Hart-Wort of Ethiopia of Parkinsion's Theatrum Botanicum (1640) according to Jonathan Stokes (1812). This is the Seseli of the Pharmacopoeia Londinensis (1618 2nd edit), Botanical Materia Medica. London, J. Johnson & Co.
Stokes, J; (1812) Botanical Materia Medica. London, J. Johnson & Co.

Geographical distribution

  • Europe

Bupleurum fruticosum L.

Genus: Bupleurum
Species: fruticosum L.
Common names: Shrubby Hare's Ear
Pharmacopoeia Londinensis name: Seseleos aethiopica
Distribution summary: S.Europe
Habit: Sub-Shrub
Hardiness: H4 - Hardy; average winter
Habitat: Sunny, dry, rocky hills
Garden status: Not currently grown
Flowering months: June, July, August, September
Reason for growing: Other use

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