Spring Cress (Cardamine oligosperma)

Annual/Biennial
C. umbellata. Greene.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Spring Cress
Cardamine oligosperma
Cruciferae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The plant is carminative and digestive[172].

  • Edible Use

    Leaves – raw or cooked and used as a vegetable[172, 183].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring or autumn in situ.
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 in most parts of this country. A polymorphic species, it is closely related to C. hirsuta[60]. 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].
Western N. America – Alaska to California.

Become ungovernable, break the chains of the matrix; grow and forage your own food and medicine.

*None of the information on this website qualifies as professional medical advice. Take only what resonates with your heart and use your own personal responsibility for what’s best for you. For more information [brackets] [000], see bibliography.