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Turritis glabra - L.

Common Name Tower Cress
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry banks, cliffs and rocks, roadsides and waste places, especially in E. England[17].
Range Europe, including Britain, from Scandanavia south and east to N. Africa, temperate Asia to Japan.
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Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade Full sun
Turritis glabra Tower Cress


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Turritis glabra Tower Cress
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Turritis glabra is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 7. It is in flower from May to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs). 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 can grow in full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Arabis glabra. (L.)Bernh. A. perfoliata.

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; not Deep Shade; North Wall. In. East Wall. In.

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses: Tea

Young leaves - cooked[177, 179]. An infusion of the plant can be used as a beverage[257].

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Medicinal Uses

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Miscellany  Stomachic

An infusion of the plant has been used to check a cold when it first appears[257]. An infusion of the plant has been used as a general preventative for sickness and is given to children when sickness is about[257].

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Other Uses

Miscellany

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

An easily grown plant, doing well in ordinary well-drained soil[1]. It also succeeds in dry soils and on walls[K]. Suitable for the wild garden in situations similar to those in its wild habitat[200].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow late summer in situ.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

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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Author

L.

Botanical References

17200

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