Wavy Bittercress (Cardamine flexuosa)

Annual/Perennial
C. sylvatica.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Wavy Bittercress
Cardamine flexuosa
Cruciferae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Leaves – raw or cooked[8, 52, 105, 183]. A hot cress-like flavour. Nice as a flavouring in salads, it is usually available all year round.

    Root – raw or cooked[183].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring or autumn in situ. This species needs very little encouragement and is quite capable of sowing itself, often too freely.
Prefers a moist humus rich soil in shade or semi-shade[200] but it succeeds in most soils and positions[1]. A common garden weed, it is found especially in pot-grown plants[8].
Much of Europe, including Britain, east through Asia to China and Japan.

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