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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Leaves - raw[1].

Leaves

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Erophila verna.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The plant is astringent and vulnerary[2]. It is used as a treatment for whitlows[2].

Unknown part

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Soil surface

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

bees

I have seen bees visiting these in March and April on warm, sunny days.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow in situ when it is ripe in the summer or sow stored seed in situ in early spring.

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Cultivation

A native plant, we have no information on its cultivation needs but judging by its wild habitat it probably requires a light well-drained dry to moist soil and a sunny position[K]. A polymorphic species[3].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Erophila verna. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Erophila verna.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Erophila verna
Genus
Erophila
Family
Brassicaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
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
?
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Nutritionally poor soil
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
Ecosystem Niche
Root Zone Tendancy
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
?
Herbaceous or Woody
?
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
?
Mature Size
0.2 x
Fertility
Pollinators
?
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type











References

  1. ? 1.01.1 Johnson. C. P. The Useful Plants of Great Britain. ()
  2. ? 2.02.12.2 Chopra. R. N., Nayar. S. L. and Chopra. I. C. Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants (Including the Supplement). Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. (32202/01/01)
  3. ? 3.03.1 Clapham, Tootin and Warburg. Flora of the British Isles. Cambridge University Press (32202/01/01)