Herb latin name: Cleome ornithopodioides
Family: Capparidaceae (Caper Family)
Edible parts of Cleome ornithopodioides:Seed. Used as a mustard substitute.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Rocky debris on hillsides, gravels and river drifts, occasionally on waste ground.
Propagation of Cleome ornithopodioides: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 the herb:Rocky debris on hillsides, gravels and river drifts, occasionally on waste ground.
Medicinal use of Cleome ornithopodioides:None known
Known hazards of Cleome ornithopodioides:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.