(Cardamine nasturtioides)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Cardamine nasturtioides
Cruciferae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Leaves – raw[46, 105, 177]. A hot pungent flavour, they can be used as an addition to salads.

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow outdoors in a seedbed in a shady position in April. Plant out in autumn or spring. Division in the spring. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer or following spring.
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 could succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a moist humus rich soil in shade or semi-shade[200] but succeeds in most soils that are not dry[1].
S. America – Chile.

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