Herb: Spring Cress

Latin name: Cardamine oligosperma

Synonyms: Cardamine umbellata

Family: Cruciferae

Medicinal use of Spring Cress:

The plant is carminative and digestive.

Description of the plant:


30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Habitat of the herb:

Widespread in wet places.

Edible parts of Spring Cress:

Leaves - raw or cooked and used as a vegetable.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ.

Cultivation of Spring Cress:

Widespread in wet places.

Known hazards of Cardamine oligosperma:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.