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Conringia orientalis - (L.)Dumort.

Common Name Hare's Ear Mustard
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Arable and waste land, also on cliffs by the sea, especially on clay and calcareous soils in Britain[17].
Range Europe - Mediterranean. A frequent and occasionally established casual in Britain[17].
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Moist Soil Full sun
Conringia orientalis Hare


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Conringia orientalis is a ANNUAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in). It is in flower from May to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies), flies.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

Brassica orientalis. Erysimum orientale. non Mill. E. perfoliatum.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Oil
Edible Uses: Oil

A light-yellow edible oil is obtained from the seed[61, 74, 105, 177]. It is used for cooking purposes[183]. Leaves and young stems - raw[74].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Oil

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in heavy and calcareous soils, preferring a sunny position[17].

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing it in situ in the spring. It may also be worthwhile sowing the seed in situ in September/October for an earlier crop.

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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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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

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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(L.)Dumort.

Botanical References

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