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Diplotaxis muralis - (L.)DC.

Common Name Wall Rocket, Annual wallrocket
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Limestone rocks, walls and as a weed of arable ground in England[17].
Range Europe - Mediterranean. Naturalized in S. Britain[17].
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Weed Potential No
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Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Diplotaxis muralis Wall Rocket, Annual wallrocket


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Diplotaxis muralis Wall Rocket, Annual wallrocket
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Diplotaxis muralis is a ANNUAL/PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
It is not frost tender. It is in flower from June 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 prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Brassica muralis. Sisymbrium murale.

Habitats

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

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses: Condiment

Leaves - raw[52]. They can be finely chopped and added sparingly to salads or used as a flavouring for cooked dishes[183]. A piquant flavour, somewhat resembling rocket, Eruca sativa, but with a sharp aftertaste[132, 183].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

Food Forest

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Cultivation details

Prefers dry soils and dislikes shade[175]. Very resistant to heat, this plant could be used as a perennial substitute for Eruca vesicaria sativa, the annual rocket, in hot summer areas[183]. For polyculture design as well as the above-ground architecture (form - tree, shrub etc. and size shown above) information on the habit and root pattern is also useful and given here if available. The plant growth habit is a clumper with limited spread [1-2].

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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.

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Found In

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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 erucoidesWhite Wall RocketAnnual0.5 -  LMHSNM20 
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

17

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