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Useful Temperate Plants

Lepidium rotundum

DC.

Brassicaceae

+ Synonyms

Lepia rotunda Desv.

Monoploca rotunda Bunge Bunge

Nasturtium rotundum (DC.) Kuntze

Common Name: Veined Peppercress

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General Information

Lepidium rotundum is an erect to spreading perennial plant that usually grows up to 15cm tall, occasionally reaching 30cm[
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Title
Florabase
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https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/
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An excellent on-line database of Western Australian plants
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Florabase
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An excellent on-line database of Western Australian plants

Range

Australia - southwestern Western Australia, South Australia.

Habitat

Sand on limestone in coastal areas and on salt lake margins[
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Title
Florabase
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
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Description
An excellent on-line database of Western Australian plants
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Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.15 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Lepidium rotundum is native to the Mediterranean-type climate of southeastern Australia and is unlikely to tolerate temperatures falling much below -5°c.
Lepidium species generally succeed in a sunny position in a wide range of soils. This species is also found in somewhat saline soils and close to the coast[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
]. It is likely to require well-drained conditions.

Edible Uses

Young leaves - raw or cooked[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
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61
Title
A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man.
Publication
 
Author
Usher. G.
Publisher
Constable
Year
1974
ISBN
0094579202
Description
Forget the sexist title, this is one of the best books on the subject. Lists a very extensive range of useful plants from around the world with very brief details of the uses. Not for the casual reader.
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Title
Tanaka's Cyclopedia of Edible Plants of the World.
Publication
 
Author
Tanaka. T. & Nakao S.
Publisher
Keigaku Publishing; Tokyo
Year
1976
ISBN
-
Description
The most comprehensive list of edible plants I've come across. Only the briefest entry for each species, though, and some of the entries are more than a little dubious. Not for the casual reader.
]. A hot cress-like flavour.

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division in spring.
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