Herb: Corn Rocket


Latin name: Bunias erucago


Family: Cruciferae



Edible parts of Corn Rocket:

Leaves and young stems - raw or cooked. A characteristic aromatic flavour that goes well with beans. The young and tender leaves make a refreshing spring soup. Root - raw. It can be sliced thinly or grated and then be added to salads.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual/Biennial


Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
May to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Fields and roadsides, usually on rather poor soils.

Propagation of Corn Rocket:

Seed - sow March to August in situ in order to obtain a succession of fresh young leaves. The seed usually germinates within 2 weeks.

Cultivation of the herb:

Fields and roadsides, usually on rather poor soils.

Medicinal use of Corn Rocket:

None known

Known hazards of Bunias erucago:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.