Herb latin name: Lepidium oleraceum
Edible parts of Lepidium oleraceum:Young leaves - raw or cooked. A hot cress-like flavour, they can be added to salads or used as a pot-herb. High in vitamin C.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:By the coast on North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands.
Propagation of Lepidium oleraceum: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. Division in spring.
Cultivation of the herb:By the coast on North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands.
Medicinal use of Lepidium oleraceum:None known
Known hazards of Lepidium oleraceum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.