Herb latin name: Cardamine glacialis


Family: Cruciferae



Edible parts of Cardamine glacialis:

Leaves - raw. A good source of vitamin C, the leaves have a pungent peppery flavour.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Habitat of the herb:

Moist places in most communities, from sea level to 1100 metres.

Propagation of Cardamine glacialis:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 3 weeks at 15C. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame for the first two years, planting them out when dormant in late summer. Division in early spring or after the plant dies down in the summer. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Moist places in most communities, from sea level to 1100 metres.

Medicinal use of Cardamine glacialis:

None known

Known hazards of Cardamine glacialis:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.