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Useful Temperate Plants

Cochlearia macrocarpa

Waldst.&Kit.

Brassicaceae


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General Information

Cochlearia macrocarpa is a
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

C. Europe.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *
Height0.00 m
PollinatorsBees, Flies, Beetles, Self
Self-fertileYes
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

We have virtually no information on this species or its hardiness in Britain and do not even know if it is a perennial or annual. There is no record of it in 'Flora Europaea'. It is likely to succeed in an acid or calcareous sandy or gritty well-drained soils in a sunny position.

Edible Uses

The root is a condiment[
105
Title
Tanaka's Cyclopedia of Edible Plants of the World.
Publication
 
Author
Tanaka. T. & Nakao S.
Publisher
Keigaku Publishing; Tokyo
Year
1976
ISBN
-
Description
The most comprehensive list of edible plants I've come across. Only the briefest entry for each species, though, and some of the entries are more than a little dubious. Not for the casual reader.
]. It is used like horseradish (Armoracia rusticana)[
177
Title
Plants for Human Consumption
Publication
 
Author
Kunkel. G.
Publisher
Koeltz Scientific Books
Year
1984
ISBN
3874292169
Description
An excellent book for the dedicated. A comprehensive listing of Latin names with a brief list of edible parts.
] and is said to be less acrid[
2
Title
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World.
Publication
 
Author
Hedrick. U. P.
Publisher
Dover Publications
Year
1972
ISBN
0-486-20459-6
Description
Lots of entries, quite a lot of information in most entries and references.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 3 weeks at 15°c[
164
Title
Growing from Seed. Volume 4.
Publication
 
Author
Bird. R. (Editor)
Publisher
Thompson and Morgan.
Year
1990
ISBN
-
Description
Very readable magazine with lots of information on propagation. A good article on Yuccas, one on Sagebrush (Artemesia spp) and another on Chaerophyllum bulbosum.
].
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