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Coronopus didymus - (L.)Sm.

Common Name Swine Wartcress, Lesser swinecress
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Waste places, roadsides and cultivated fields[17, 43]. Found chiefly in sandy soils in Texas[274].
Range Europe. Asia. N. America. Naturalized in Britain[17].
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Weed Potential Yes
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Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Coronopus didymus Swine Wartcress, Lesser swinecress


USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 2: 167.
Coronopus didymus Swine Wartcress, Lesser swinecress
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Summary

Coronopus didymus (L.) Sm. is now a synonym of Lepidium didymum L.


Physical Characteristics

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Coronopus didymus is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in). It is in flower from July to September, and the seeds ripen from August to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs). The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Lepidium didymum. Senebiera didyma.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked[105, 177]. A strong hot cress-like flavour[144, K].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Twin cress, Bitter cress, Calachin, Cervellina, Gangly, Hallian, Lesser wart-cress, lesser swine-cress, Mastuerzo, Mestruz, Quimpe. Austria: Zweiknoten-Krhenfuá. Denmark: Liden ravnefod. Germany: Zweiknotiger Krhenfuá. Lithuania: izskatiga varnaspeda. Norway: Ramkarse. Sweden: Hamnkrassing.

Found In

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

Africa, Antilles, Argentina, Asia, Australia, Austria, Azores, Bahamas, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Britain, Cape Verde, Central Africa, Chile, China, Congo, Czech Republic, East Africa, Easter Island, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guiana, Hawaii, Himalayas, Hungary, India, Indochina, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Mediterranean, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, North Africa, North America, NW India, Oman, Pacific, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, SE Asia, Slovakia, South Africa, South America, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Tonga, Uruguay, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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.

This plant can be weedy or invasive.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed

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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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