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Common Name: Keeled-Fruited Cornsalad
Valerianella carinata is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Central and southern Europe, including Britain, to N. Africa and the Caucasus.
Arable land, banks, old walls and rocky outcrops[
An easily grown plant, it prefers a fairly rich light soil[
Young leaves - raw[
Seed - in order to obtain a continuous supply of salad leaves, it is best to sow the seed successionally from early spring to late summer in situ. A late summer sowing might also succeed, and this would supply edible leaves in the winter.