Herb latin name: Lepidium intermedium
Synonyms: Lepidium virginicum medium
Edible parts of Lepidium intermedium:Young leaves - raw or cooked. A hot cress-like flavour. Seed - dried and ground into a powder which can be used as a mush or mixed with cereal flours to make bread. The seed can also be used as a flavouring.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Dry open soil, roadsides and waste places.
Propagation of Lepidium intermedium:Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Cultivation of the herb:Dry open soil, roadsides and waste places.
Medicinal use of Lepidium intermedium:None known
Known hazards of Lepidium intermedium:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.