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Hirschfeldia incana - (L.)Lagr.-Foss.

Common Name Greek Mustard, Shortpod mustard
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Naturalized in sandy places in the Channel Islands, it is also a casual in southern England[17].
Range S. Europe - Greece to Turkey. Naturalized in Britain.
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Hirschfeldia incana Greek Mustard, Shortpod mustard


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Hirschfeldia incana Greek Mustard, Shortpod mustard

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Hirschfeldia incana is a ANNUAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in flower from June to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. 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.

Synonyms

Brassica adpressa. Sinapis incana.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves;  Seed.
Edible Uses:

The young plant is eaten with oil and lemon juice in parts of Greece[183]. The leaves of young plants are eaten raw[61, 177]. Seeds - raw or cooked[257]. They can be ground into powder then mixed with water and eaten[257].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

We have no details on this species but it is likely to require a light well-drained soil and a sunny position.

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in situ.

Other Names

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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 :

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Author

(L.)Lagr.-Foss.

Botanical References

1750

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