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Coronopus squamatus - (Forssk.)Asch.

Common Name Crowfoot, Greater swinecress
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sands, mainly maritime, gravels and fields[74]. Plants are found especially on trampled ground such as by gateways[17].
Range Throughout Europe, including Britain, to the Mediterranean.
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Weed Potential Yes
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Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Coronopus squamatus Crowfoot, Greater swinecress


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Coronopus squamatus Crowfoot, Greater swinecress
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Summary

Coronopus squamatus (Forssk.) Asch. is now recorded as synonym of Lepidium coronopus (L.) Al-Shehbaz


Physical Characteristics

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Coronopus squamatus is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). It is in flower from June to September, and the seeds ripen from August to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Flies. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) 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

C. procumbens. C. ruellii. Cochlearia coronopus. Senebiera coronopus.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Root
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked[74, 105]. Nauseously acrid and foetid, requiring much boiling to render them edible[177]. Root - cooked[74].

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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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References   Carbon Farming Information and Carbon Sequestration Information

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Crowfoot, Greater swinecress, creeping wartcress, swinecress, coronopus. Denmark: Almindelig ravnefod. Estonia: lamav teekress. Latvia: Gulscioji varnakoje. Lithuania: zvinaina varnaspeda. Norway: Krkekarse Poland: Wron¢g grzebieniasty. Sweden: Krkkrassing.

Found In

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

Asia, Africa, Europe, North America.

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. A noxious weed in Arizona and California, USA.

Conservation Status

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

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Chamaesaracha coronopusGreenleaf Five EyesPerennial0.2 -  LMHSNM11 
Coronopus didymusSwine Wartcress, Lesser swinecressAnnual/Biennial0.3 0-0  LMHSNM200
Plantago coronopusBuck's-Horn PlantainAnnual/Perennial0.3 5-9  LMNDM322

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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