Hare's Ear Mustard
Herb: Hare's Ear Mustard
Latin name: Conringia orientalis
Synonyms: Brassica orientalis, Erysimum orientale, Erysimum perfoliatum
Edible parts of Hare's Ear Mustard:A light-yellow edible oil is obtained from the seed. It is used for cooking purposes. Leaves and young stems - raw.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Arable and waste land, also on cliffs by the sea, especially on clay and calcareous soils in Britain.
Propagation of Hare's Ear Mustard:Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing it in situ in the spring. It may also be worthwhile sowing the seed in situ in September/October for an earlier crop.
Cultivation of the herb:Arable and waste land, also on cliffs by the sea, especially on clay and calcareous soils in Britain.
Medicinal use of Hare's Ear Mustard:None known
Known hazards of Conringia orientalis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.