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Common Name: Whitlow Grass
Erophila verna is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.20 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
Most of Europe, including Britain, south to N. Africa and east to temperate Asia.
Rocks, walls and dry places[
|Pollinators||Bees, Flies, Self
A native plant, we have no information on its cultivation needs but judging by its wild habitat it probably requires a light well-drained dry to moist soil and a sunny position[
A polymorphic species[
Leaves - raw[
The plant is astringent and vulnerary[
]. It is used as a treatment for whitlows[
Seed - sow in situ when it is ripe in the summer or sow stored seed in situ in early spring.