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Useful Temperate Plants

Lepidium hyssopifolium

Desv.

Brassicaceae


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General Information

Lepidium hyssopifolium is a Annual/Biennial
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

154
Title
Flora of Victoria.
Publication
 
Author
Ewart. A. J.
Publisher
University Press; Melbourne
Year
1930
ISBN
 
Description
A flora of eastern Australia, it is rather short on information that is useful to the plant project.

Range

Australia - South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania.

Habitat

Basalt, silurian and red sand areas[
154
Title
Flora of Victoria.
Publication
 
Author
Ewart. A. J.
Publisher
University Press; Melbourne
Year
1930
ISBN
 
Description
A flora of eastern Australia, it is rather short on information that is useful to the plant project.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *
HabitAnnual/Biennial
Height0.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

We have almost no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Succeeds in most soils.

Edible Uses

Young leaves - raw or cooked. A hot cress-like flavour, it is coarse and less succulent than some of the other members of this genus[
144
Title
Wild Food in Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Cribb. A. B. and J. W.
Publisher
Fontana
Year
1976
ISBN
0-00-634436-4
Description
A very good pocket guide.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

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.
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