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Useful Temperate Plants

Descurainia antarctica

(E.Fourn.)O.E.Schultz.

Brassicaceae


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General Information

Descurainia antarctica is a Annual up to 0.08 metres tall.
It has edible uses.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

69
Title
Flora of Tierra del Fuego.
Publication
 
Author
Moore. D. M.
Publisher
Anthony Nelson.
Year
1983
ISBN
0-904614-05-0
Description
Standard work for this part of S. America. Excellent details of habitat and a few notes on plant uses.

Range

Southern S. America.

Habitat

Sand and gravel beaches, sandstone cliffs, saline flats in Lepidophyllum scrub to 20 metres above sea-level and north to latitude 40° 30' south[
69
Title
Flora of Tierra del Fuego.
Publication
 
Author
Moore. D. M.
Publisher
Anthony Nelson.
Year
1983
ISBN
0-904614-05-0
Description
Standard work for this part of S. America. Excellent details of habitat and a few notes on plant uses.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.08 m
PollinatorsSelf
Self-fertileYes
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

We have very little information on this species but it should succeed as a spring-sown annual in Britain. See the plants native habitat for ideas on its cultivation needs.

Edible Uses

Seed - raw or cooked. It can be ground into a meal and used with cereal powders in making bread etc[
69
Title
Flora of Tierra del Fuego.
Publication
 
Author
Moore. D. M.
Publisher
Anthony Nelson.
Year
1983
ISBN
0-904614-05-0
Description
Standard work for this part of S. America. Excellent details of habitat and a few notes on plant uses.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in situ.
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2018-12-15. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Descurainia+antarctica>

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