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Bunias erucago - L.

Common Name Corn Rocket, Crested wartycabbage
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Fields and roadsides[89], usually on rather poor soils[132].
Range S. Europe. A rare casual in Britain[17].
Edibility Rating    (3 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Bunias erucago Corn Rocket, Crested wartycabbage


Bunias erucago Corn Rocket, Crested wartycabbage

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Bunias erucago is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower from May to August, and the seeds ripen from July to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves;  Root.
Edible Uses:

Leaves and young stems - raw or cooked[2, 64, 61, 105, 177]. A characteristic aromatic flavour that goes well with beans[183]. The young and tender leaves make a refreshing spring soup[89, 183]. Root - raw[17, 264]. It can be sliced thinly or grated and then be added to salads[89].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Succeeds in most soils[1], including poor ones[132], preferring a sunny position[200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow March to August in situ in order to obtain a succession of fresh young leaves. The seed usually germinates within 2 weeks.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Bunias orientalisTurkish Rocket, Turkish wartycabbage40

 

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