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Useful Temperate Plants

Lepidium incisum

Roth.

Brassicaceae


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General Information

Lepidium incisum is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.15 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - Kumaon to Sikkim at elevations of 3,000 - 4,200 metres.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *
HabitAnnual
Height0.15 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

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 in many parts of the country. It is quite possibly no more than a form of L. capitatum. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Succeeds in most soils.

Edible Uses

Leaves - cooked[
177
Title
Plants for Human Consumption.
Publication
 
Author
Kunkel. G.
Publisher
Koeltz Scientific Books
Year
1984
ISBN
3874292169
Description
An excellent book for the dedicated. A comprehensive listing of Latin names with a brief list of edible parts.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in situ. Germination should take place within 3 weeks.
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