Latin name: Lepidium campestre
Edible parts of Pepperwort:Young leaves and young shoots - raw or cooked. They are best used in the spring. A hot cress-like flavour, they can be finely-chopped and added in small amounts as a flavouring in salads. Immature seedpods - a pungent flavour, they can be used as a flavouring in hot soups and stews. The seed can be used as a pepper substitute.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Dry pastures, walls, banks, waysides, arable and waste land.
Propagation of Pepperwort:Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ. Germination should take place within 3 weeks.
Cultivation of the herb:Dry pastures, walls, banks, waysides, arable and waste land.
Medicinal use of Pepperwort:None known
Known hazards of Lepidium campestre:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.