Herb: Land Cress
Latin name: Barbarea verna
Synonyms: Barbarea praecox, Campe verna
Edible parts of Land Cress:Young leaves - raw, cooked or used as a seasoning. A hot, spicy watercress flavour, they are delicious in salads. Leaves can be obtained throughout the year if autumn-sown plants are given a light protection in winter. An edible oil is obtained from the seed. The seed can be sprouted and added to salads etc.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Waste and cultivated ground.
Propagation of Land Cress:Seed - sow spring to September in situ at 3-weekly intervals to provide a succession of leaves. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 3 weeks.
Cultivation of the herb:Waste and cultivated ground.
Medicinal use of Land Cress:None known
Known hazards of Barbarea verna:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.