Herb latin name: Cleome monophylla
Family: Capparidaceae (Caper Family)
Medicinal use of Cleome monophylla:The pounded root is put on the lips to restore consciousness when in a faint.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:A weed of fields and waste places.
Edible parts of Cleome monophylla:Leaves - cooked and used like spinach. The young shoots and flowers can also be used. The pungent seed is used as a mustard substitute.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - surface sow or only lightly cover the seed in spring in a greenhouse. The seed usually germinates in 5 - 14 days at 25°C. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in late spring. Day time temperatures below 20°C depress germination but a night time fall to 20° is necessary.
Cultivation of Cleome monophylla:A weed of fields and waste places.
Known hazards of Cleome monophylla:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.