Herb: Tumble Mustard
Latin name: Sisymbrium altissimum
Synonyms: Sisymbrium pannonicum, Sisymbrium sinapistrum
Medicinal use of Tumble Mustard:The leaves and flowers are antiscorbutic and astringent.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Waste places on dry soils.
Edible parts of Tumble Mustard:Young leaves and shoots - raw or cooked. A somewhat hot flavour, they can be used as a flavouring in salads or cooked as a potherb. Seed - ground into a powder and used as a gruel or as a mustard-like flavouring in soups etc.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ.
Cultivation of Tumble Mustard:Waste places on dry soils.
Known hazards of Sisymbrium altissimum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.