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Common Name: Veined Peppercress
Lepidium rotundum is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.15 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Australia - Western Australia, South Australia.
Sand on limestone in coastal areas and salt lake margins[
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.
Young leaves - raw or cooked[
]. A hot cress-like flavour.
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.