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Sisymbrium irio - L.
                 
Common Name London Rocket
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Roadsides, walls and waste places[17].
Range Mediterranean. Long naturalized or possibly native in Britain[17].
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Sisymbrium irio London Rocket


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Sisymbrium irio London Rocket
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Physical Characteristics
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Sisymbrium irio is a ANNUAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in). It is in flower from Jun to August, and the seeds ripen from Jul to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects, self?.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. 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
Norta irio (L.) Britton

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

Immature leaves - raw or cooked[177, 257]. Used as greens[257]. A famine food, it is only eaten when better foods are in short supply[257]. Seed - raw or cooked[257]. The seed can be eaten as piñole[257]. It can also be dried, ground into a powder then mixed with water and used as a gruel[257]. The seed can be mixed with water to make a drink[257]. Flowers - raw[177].
Medicinal Uses


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Expectorant;  Ophthalmic;  Poultice;  Restorative;  Stimulant.

The seeds are expectorant, restorative and stimulant[240]. They are used in the treatment of asthma[240]. Externally, they are used as a stimulating poultice[240]. The seeds have been placed under the lids of sore eyes in order to cause weeping and thereby wash foreign matter out of the eye[257]. An infusion of the leaves is used in treating affections of the throat and chest[240].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Succeeds in most soils.
Propagation
Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Sisymbrium matritense 10
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