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Common Name: Whitlow Grass
Erophila verna is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.20 metres tall.
It has edible and medicinal uses.
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.