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Cleome ornithopodioides is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Europe to W. Asia.
Rocky debris on hillsides, gravels and river drifts, occasionally on waste ground[
We have very little information on this species but it should succeed as a spring-sown annual in Britain. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Prefers a light fertile soil in a warm dry sunny position with plenty of room to spread[
Seed. Used as a mustard substitute[
Seed - surface sow or only lightly cover the seed in spring in a greenhouse[
]. The seed usually germinates in 5 - 14 days at 25°c[
]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in late spring. Day time temperatures below 20°c depress germination but a night time fall to 20° is necessary[