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Common Name: Tower Cress
Turritis glabra is a Annual/Biennial up to 0.60 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
Europe, including Britain, from Scandanavia south and east to N. Africa, temperate Asia to Japan.
Dry banks, cliffs and rocks, roadsides and waste places, especially in E. England[
An easily grown plant, doing well in ordinary well-drained soil[
]. It also succeeds in dry soils and on walls[
Suitable for the wild garden in situations similar to those in its wild habitat[
Young leaves - cooked[
An infusion of the plant can be used as a beverage[
An infusion of the plant has been used to check a cold when it first appears[
An infusion of the plant has been used as a general preventative for sickness and is given to children when sickness is about[
Seed - sow late summer in situ.