Herb: Hairy Bittercress
Latin name: Cardamine hirsuta
Edible parts of Hairy Bittercress:Leaves and flowers - raw or cooked. A hot cress-like flavour, they are mainly used as a garnish or flavouring in salads etc but are also sometimes used as a potherb. The plant germinates most freely in the autumn and so leaves are usually available all winter.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Open and cultivated ground, rocks, scree, walls etc.
Propagation of Hairy Bittercress:Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ. This species needs very little encouragement and is quite capable of sowing itself, often too freely.
Cultivation of the herb:Open and cultivated ground, rocks, scree, walls etc.
Medicinal use of Hairy Bittercress:None known
Known hazards of Cardamine hirsuta:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.