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Draba muralis - L.

Common Name Wall Whitlow Grass
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats A rare plant of limestone rocks and walls in western England[17]. A weed of nursery gardens in Cornwall[17].
Range Europe, including Britain, from Scandanavia south ad east to N. W. Africa and W. Asia..
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Weed Potential No
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Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Draba muralis Wall Whitlow Grass


Draba muralis Wall Whitlow Grass

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Draba muralis is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft).
It is not frost tender. It is in flower from April to May. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds; East Wall. In. South Wall. In. West Wall. In.

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

The plant is rich in vitamin C[177]. Does this mean it is edible?[K].

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Medicinal Uses

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Antiscorbutic

The plant is antiscorbutic[240].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in situ.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Botanical References

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Readers comment

Maiga Werner   Sat Feb 21 2009

Steffen Guido Fleischhauer says that it is edible and I tried it and it tasts super! A bit spicy hot, sweet also and a bit like galium odoratum! Taste it! It is a perfect addition to wild herb pestos and easy to grow in a greenhouse over winter, because it is a vitamin rich winter herb! Grows bigger in greenhouse than out door.

Maiga Werner   Fri Aug 14 2009

naturkraeutergarten picture of draba muralis in my garden

   Feb 11 2017 12:00AM

Apparently it's edible. Seeds are sold at Dreschflegel, a german initiative for seed independence, and described as "kitchen herb with pleasant, cress- to woodruff-like flavor".

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