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Barbarea australis - Hook.f.                
                 
Common Name
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Wettish land in the montane and sub-alpine zones.
Range Australia - New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania.
Edibility Rating  
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary       

Physical Characteristics       
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Barbarea australis is a BIENNIAL/PERENNIAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 6in). The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Flies, bees, beetles, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) 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 moist soil.

Synonyms
Barbarea australis


Barbarea australis
   
Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses                                         
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - raw or cooked[144, 177]. A pungent, peppery flavour[K].
Medicinal Uses


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Antiscorbutic.

The leaves are antiscorbutic[144].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details                                         
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors at least in the milder parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in sun or shade in a moist well-drained soil[200].
                                                                                 
Propagation                                         
Seed - sow in situ in early spring to early summer.
Related Plants                                         
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Barbarea orthocerasAmerican Yellowrocket20
Barbarea vernaLand Cress, Early yellowrocket30
Barbarea vulgarisYellow Rocket, Garden yellowrocket31
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Hook.f.
                                                                                 
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Readers comment                                         
 
Elizabeth H.
Sun Feb 27 06:04:17 2005
aren't these plants endangered???
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