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Common Name: Wavy Bittercress
Cardamine flexuosa is a Annual/Perennial up to 0.45 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Much of Europe, including Britain, east through Asia to China and Japan.
Moist shady places by streams and occasionally on cultivated ground[
Prefers a moist humus rich soil in shade or semi-shade[
] but it succeeds in most soils and positions[
A common garden weed, it is found especially in pot-grown plants[
Leaves - raw or cooked[
]. A hot cress-like flavour. Nice as a flavouring in salads, it is usually available all year round.
Root - raw or cooked[
Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ. This species needs very little encouragement and is quite capable of sowing itself, often too freely.