Herb: Shining Pepperweed
Latin name: Lepidium nitidum
Edible parts of Shining Pepperweed:Young leaves and flowering tops - raw or cooked. A hot cress-like flavour, they can be cooked and used as greens. Seed. Used as a flavouring.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Open places below 900 metres in California.
Other uses of Shining Pepperweed:A decoction of the plant has been used as a hair wash to keep the scalp clean and prevent baldness.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Germination should take place within 3 weeks.
Cultivation of Shining Pepperweed:Open places below 900 metres in California.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Lepidium nitidum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.