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Lepidium oleraceum is a Perennial
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
By the coast on North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands[
We have very little information on this species and are not sure if it will be hardy in Britain, though one report says that it has been cultivated for its edible leaves in Britain[
]. Assuming it is hardy, then it is likely to be very easily grown and will succeed in most soils in full sun or light shade.
Young leaves - raw or cooked[
]. A hot cress-like flavour, they can be added to salads or used as a pot-herb[
]. High in vitamin C[
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.