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Diplotaxis erucoides - (L.)DC.

Common Name White Wall Rocket
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats A weed of arable and waste ground in S. England and frequent as a casual.
Range S. Europe - Mediterranean. Naturalized in S. Britain.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Diplotaxis erucoides White Wall Rocket


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Diplotaxis erucoides White Wall Rocket
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Diplotaxis erucoides is a ANNUAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in). It is in flower from May to September, and the seeds ripen from June to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
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

Brassica erucoides. Sinapis erucoides.

Habitats

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

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked. A mustard-like flavour, they can be added to salads[217].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

Cultivation details

See the plants native habitat for ideas on its cultivation needs[K]. This species is a serious weed in S. Europe[17]. Plants often germinate in the autumn and survive as an over-wintering rosette[17].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown in situ as soon as it is ripe, though it can also be sown in situ in the spring. The seed usually germinates in the autumn.

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 :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Diplotaxis muralisWall Rocket, Annual wallrocketAnnual/Perennial0.6 6-9  LMHNDM300
Diplotaxis tenuifoliaPerennial Wall RocketPerennial0.6 5-9  LMHSNDM400

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.)DC.

Botanical References

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Stephen Mifsud   Tue Feb 25 12:03:01 2003

Link: MarZ Kreations - Maltese Wild Plants Malta Online Database - Information, botanical details, high quality photos

Stephen Mifsud   Tue Feb 25 12:03:01 2003

Link: MarZ Kreations - Maltese Wild Plants Malta Online Database - Information, botanical details, high quality photos

usha bhatt   Tue Jul 15 2008

how can i get the seeds of the diplotaxis erucoides

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