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Useful Temperate Plants

Lepidium chilense

Kuntze.

Brassicaceae


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General Information

Lepidium chilense is a
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Chile.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

We have almost no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Succeeds in most soils.

Edible Uses

Leaves - cooked[
177
Title
Plants for Human Consumption
Publication
 
Author
Kunkel. G.
Publisher
Koeltz Scientific Books
Year
1984
ISBN
3874292169
Description
An excellent book for the dedicated. A comprehensive listing of Latin names with a brief list of edible parts.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed. We have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in the spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer.
If you have sufficient seed then it could be worthwhile trying a sowing outdoors in situ in mid to late spring.
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