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Lepidium perfoliatum is a Annual/Biennial up to 0.30 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
E. Europe to E. Asia. An introduced casual in Britain.
Waste places and dry sandy slopes from near sea level to 1000 metres in western China[
Succeeds in most soils.
The plant is occasionally cultivated as a vegetable in China[
Young leaves - raw or cooked[
]. A hot cress-like flavour.
The plant is used as an antiscorbutic[
Seed - sow spring in situ. Germination should take place within 3 weeks.