Wild Flowers Provence

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Cardaria draba

Brocoli sauvage
Hoary Cress

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

5-6 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

35 cm

Description

A greyish plant. Cultivated and waste ground, roadsides, field boundaries on calcareous or neutral soils.

Flowers

The green unopened flowers, becoming white in maturity, grow in tight clusters; in bud they resemble broccoli.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Basal leaves: oblong, wider in the middle, pointed and serrated.
Upper leaves: clasp the stem.

Fruits Seeds

Silique: two fused carpels, kidney-shaped, inflated, 3-4.5 cm long.

Edible

Leaves and flowers: can be cooked in the same way as broccoli. Rich in Vitamins B, C, E and K.

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