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Useful Temperate Plants

Diplotaxis erucoides

(L.)DC.

Brassicaceae


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+ Synonyms

Common Name: White Wall Rocket

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General Information

Diplotaxis erucoides is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.50 metres tall.
It has edible uses.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

17
Title
Flora of the British Isles.
Publication
 
Author
Clapham, Tutin and Warburg.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
1962
ISBN
-
Description
A very comprehensive flora, the standard reference book but it has no pictures.

Range

S. Europe - Mediterranean. Naturalized in S. Britain.

Habitat

A weed of arable and waste ground in S. England and frequent as a casual.

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.50 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

See the plants native habitat for ideas on its cultivation needs[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].
This species is a serious weed in S. Europe[
17
Title
Flora of the British Isles.
Publication
 
Author
Clapham, Tutin and Warburg.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
1962
ISBN
-
Description
A very comprehensive flora, the standard reference book but it has no pictures.
].
Plants often germinate in the autumn and survive as an over-wintering rosette[
17
Title
Flora of the British Isles.
Publication
 
Author
Clapham, Tutin and Warburg.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
1962
ISBN
-
Description
A very comprehensive flora, the standard reference book but it has no pictures.
].

Edible Uses

Leaves - raw or cooked. A mustard-like flavour, they can be added to salads[
217
Title
Les Salades Sauvages
Publication
 
Author
Les Ecologistes de l'Euzière
Publisher
Not given.
Year
1994
ISBN
2-906128-04-X
Description
A lovely little book about some wild salads in France. Written in French.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - best sown in situ as soon as it is ripe, though it can also be sown in situ in the spring. The seed usually germinates in the autumn.
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2019-07-22. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Diplotaxis+erucoides>

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