Herb latin name: Cleome ornithopodioides


Family: Capparidaceae (Caper Family)



Edible parts of Cleome ornithopodioides:

Seed. Used as a mustard substitute.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
30 cm
(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 25C. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in late spring. Day time temperatures below 20C 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.