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Common Name: Greek Mustard
Hirschfeldia incana is an annual plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
S. Europe - Greece to Turkey. Naturalized in Britain.
Naturalized in sandy places in the Channel Islands, it is also a casual in southern England[
We have no details on this species but it is likely to require a light well-drained soil and a sunny position.
The young plant is eaten with oil and lemon juice in parts of Greece[
]. The leaves of young plants are eaten raw[
Seeds - raw or cooked[
]. They can be ground into powder then mixed with water and eaten[
The plant is able to grow in soils heavily polluted with copper and, in addition, concentrates the copper in above-ground plant parts making it easy to remove the copper from the land. This makes it an ideal candidate for phytoremediation projects in soils polluted with copper[
Seed - sow spring in situ.