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Cardamine impatiens is a Annual/Biennial up to 0.60 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
Europe, including Britain, from Sweden to C. Spain, eastwards through Asia to Japan.
Very local in shady woods, especially ash, and on moist limestone rocks and cliffs, especially in the west[
|Pollinators||Bees, Flies, Lepidoptera
Succeeds in most soils[
]. Prefers a moist humus rich soil in shade or semi-shade[
Leaves and young shoots - raw or cooked[
]. Used as a vegetable[
The plants is antirheumatic, diuretic and stimulant[
Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ.