(Barbarea australis)

Biennial/Perennial
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Barbarea australis
Cruciferae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The leaves are antiscorbutic[144].

  • Edible Use

    Young leaves – raw or cooked[144, 177]. A pungent, peppery flavour[K].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow in situ in early spring to early summer.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors at least in the milder parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in sun or shade in a moist well-drained soil[200].
Australia – New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania.

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