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Uses

Edible uses

Leaves

Unknown part

Oil

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Barbarea verna.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Barbarea verna.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

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Cultivation

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Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

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Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

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Subspecies

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Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Barbarea verna
Genus
Barbarea
Family
Brassicaceae
Imported References
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
6
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
permanent shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
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    Mature Size
    Fertility
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
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    Notes

    Cultivation

    Succeeds in sun or shade in a moist well-drained soil,[10] growing well on a north facing wall[3][5]. The summer crop is best if it is given some shade whilst the winter crop succeeds in sunny positions[1][10]. Land cress is often cultivated as a salad plant, when it is usually treated as an annual[8]. It can supply leaves all year round from successional sowings[1]. In hot weather plants soon run to seed unless they are kept shaded and moist[6]. The leaves taste much hotter in the summer[K]. Plants usually self-sow freely when growing in a suitable position[K].

    Propagation

    Seed - sow spring to September in situ at 3-weekly intervals to provide a succession of leaves. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 3 weeks.

    Range

    S.W. Europe. Naturalized in Britain[11].

    Habitat

    Waste and cultivated ground.

    Known hazards

    None known

    Edible uses

    Young leaves - raw, cooked or used as a seasoning[1][2][3][4][5]. A hot, spicy watercress flavour, they are delicious in salads[6][7]. Leaves can be obtained throughout the year if autumn-sown plants are given a light protection in winter[1]. An edible oil is obtained from the seed[8][5][9][6]. The seed can be sprouted and added to salads etc[6].

    Material uses

    None known

    Medicinal uses

    None known


    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.4 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Hedrick. U. P. Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World. Dover Publications ISBN 0-486-20459-6 (1972-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.2 Organ. J. Rare Vegetables for Garden and Table. Faber (1960-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.1 Thompson. B. The Gardener's Assistant. Blackie and Son. (1878-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.25.3 Larkcom. J. Salads all the Year Round. Hamlyn (1980-00-00)
    6. ? 6.06.16.26.36.4 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
    7. ? 7.07.1 Phillips. R. & Foy. N. Herbs Pan Books Ltd. London. ISBN 0-330-30725-8 (1990-00-00)
    8. ? 8.08.18.2 Uphof. J. C. Th. Dictionary of Economic Plants. Weinheim (1959-00-00)
    9. ? 9.09.1 Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (1974-00-00)
    10. ? 10.010.110.2 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    11. ? Clapham, Tootin and Warburg. Flora of the British Isles. Cambridge University Press (1962-00-00)