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Peltaria turkmena - Lipsky.

Common Name
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range W. Asia.
Edibility Rating    (4 of 5)
Other Uses    (3 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care (info)
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Peltaria turkmena


Peltaria turkmena

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Peltaria turkmena is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in) by 0.3 m (1ft) at a fast rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf all year, in flower from April to May, and the seeds ripen in June. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; Ground Cover;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked[K]. A strong flavour, somewhat like a cross between garlic and mustard, the leaves make a reasonable flavouring for salads[K]. The leaves are available for most of the year, even in a severe winter they remain green and lush[K]. At this time they add an especially welcome spiciness to salads[K]. They can become rather bitter in the summer, though, especially if the plants are in a dry sunny position[K]. When flowering in early summer, the plants lose their leaves for a month or two - cutting down the flowering stems at this time will induce new fresh green growth[K]. Flowers - raw. A similar flavour to the leaves, with very little bitterness, they make a very tasty addition to summer salads[K].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

The plants can be used as a ground cover, somewhat slow spreading but they are effective in excluding weeds[K].

Special Uses

Ground cover

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Cultivation details

Prefers a light fertile moist soil in sun or light shade[200], though it is not too fussy[K]. A very easily grown plant that tolerates considerable neglect[K].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame[200]. The seed germinates rapidly, prick the seedlings out into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer[K]. Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, it can be done at almost any time of the year so long as the soil is kept moist. Divisions in the winter should be potted up in a greenhouse to allow themselves to establish, they can then be planted out in late spring.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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