Lepia rotunda Desv.
Monoploca rotunda Bunge Bunge
Nasturtium rotundum (DC.) Kuntze
Common Name: Veined Peppercress
Lepidium rotundum is an erect to spreading perennial plant that usually grows up to 15cm tall, occasionally reaching 30cm[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Australia - southwestern Western Australia, South Australia.
Sand on limestone in coastal areas and on salt lake margins[
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[
]. It is likely to require well-drained conditions.
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.