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Draba muralis - L.
                 
Common Name Wall Whitlow Grass
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats A rare plant of limestone rocks and walls in western England[17]. A weed of nursery gardens in Cornwall[17].
Range Europe, including Britain, from Scandanavia south ad east to N. W. Africa and W. Asia..
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Draba muralis Wall Whitlow Grass


Draba muralis Wall Whitlow Grass
   
Physical Characteristics
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Draba muralis is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft).
It is not frost tender. It is in flower from Apr to May. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)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 dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds; East Wall. In. South Wall. In. West Wall. In.
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

The plant is rich in vitamin C[177]. Does this mean it is edible?[K].
Medicinal Uses


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Antiscorbutic.

The plant is antiscorbutic[240].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
See the plants native habitat for ideas on its cultivation needs.
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in situ.

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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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Elizabeth H.
Maiga Werner Sat Feb 21 2009
Steffen Guido Fleischhauer says that it is edible and I tried it and it tasts super! A bit spicy hot, sweet also and a bit like galium odoratum! Taste it! It is a perfect addition to wild herb pestos and easy to grow in a greenhouse over winter, because it is a vitamin rich winter herb! Grows bigger in greenhouse than out door.
Elizabeth H.
Maiga Werner Fri Aug 14 2009

naturkraeutergarten picture of draba muralis in my garden

Bertolt G.
Feb 11 2017 12:00AM
Apparently it's edible. Seeds are sold at Dreschflegel, a german initiative for seed independence, and described as "kitchen herb with pleasant, cress- to woodruff-like flavor".
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