Beaked Cornsalad (Valerianella radiata)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Beaked Cornsalad
Valerianella radiata
Valerianaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Young leaves – raw.

    Root[101]. No more details are given but the root is unlikely to be of any size[K].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – in order to obtain a continuous supply of salad leaves, it is best to sow the seed successionally from early spring to late summer in situ. A late summer sowing might also succeed, and this would supply edible leaves in the winter.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. Its native range suggests that it will be able to be grown as a hardy annual, in fact it might be possible to make a late summer sowing and grow it as an over-wintering annual, but it should certainly succeed from a late spring sowing in situ. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a fairly rich light soil[1].
Eastern N. America – southwards from New Jersey and Kansas.

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