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Lepidium graminifolium is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.10 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
- Flora of the British Isles.
- Clapham, Tutin and Warburg.
- Cambridge University Press
- A very comprehensive flora, the standard reference book but it has no pictures.
Mediterranean region to the Near East. An occasionally established casual in Britain.
We have almost no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors at least in the milder parts of the country. 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[
- Les Salades Sauvages
- Les Ecologistes de l'Euzière
- Not given.
- A lovely little book about some wild salads in France. Written in French.
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.
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