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Common Name: Wall Rocket
Diplotaxis muralis is a Annual/Perennial up to 0.60 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Europe - Mediterranean. Naturalized in S. Britain[
Limestone rocks, walls and as a weed of arable ground in England[
|Pollinators||Bees, Flies, Self
Prefers dry soils and dislikes shade[
Very resistant to heat, this plant could be used as a perennial substitute for Eruca vesicaria sativa, the annual rocket, in hot summer areas[
Leaves - raw[
]. They can be finely chopped and added sparingly to salads or used as a flavouring for cooked dishes[
]. A piquant flavour, somewhat resembling rocket, Eruca sativa, but with a sharp aftertaste[
Seed - best sown in situ as soon as it is ripe, though it can also be sown in situ in the spring. The seed usually germinates in the autumn.