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Diplotaxis tenuifolia - (L.)DC.

Common Name Perennial Wall Rocket
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Old walls and waste places in S. England, a casual further north[17]. This plant is doubtfully native in Britain[17].
Range Southern and central Europe, possibly including Britain.
Edibility Rating    (4 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care (info)
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Diplotaxis tenuifolia Perennial Wall Rocket


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Diplotaxis tenuifolia is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. 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 dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Brassica tenuifolia. Sisymbrium tenuifolium.

Habitats

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

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw. Used in salads, they are very strongly flavoured of cress[217]. The leaves have a hot flavour, very similar to rocket (Eruca vesicaria sativa) but more strongly flavoured - they make an excellent addition to a mixed salad but are too strong to be used in quantity on their own[K]. The plant is very productive, producing leaves from early spring until the autumn[K].

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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

See the plants native habitat for ideas on its cultivation needs[K]. 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.

Other Names

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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 erucoidesWhite Wall RocketAnnual0.5 -  LMHSNM20 
Diplotaxis muralisWall Rocket, Annual wallrocketAnnual/Perennial0.6 6-9  LMHNDM300

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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Readers comment

Stephen Mifsud   Sat Dec 7 10:29:08 2002

Very common plant in Malta.

Check more data and pics about this plant on my site: www.marz-kreations.com/WildPlants/MaltaWildPlants.html

Link: MarZ Kreations - Wild Plants in Malta Online Database

serdal sakcali   Wed May 21 10:22:01 2003

D. tenuifolia is widely distributed plant from Australia, Turkey, Europe and USA. It is generally known as Mediterranean. Ruderal plant, generally grow in calcerous soils.

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