Coronopus didymus - (L.)Sm.
Common Name Swine Wartcress, Lesser swinecress
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Waste places, roadsides and cultivated fields[17, 43]. Found chiefly in sandy soils in Texas[274].
Range Europe. Asia. N. America. Naturalized in Britain[17].
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Weed Potential Yes
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Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

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Coronopus didymus (L.) Sm. is now a synonym of Lepidium didymum L.

Coronopus didymus Swine Wartcress, Lesser swinecress

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 2: 167.
Coronopus didymus Swine Wartcress, Lesser swinecress
Physical Characteristics
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Coronopus didymus is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in). It is in flower from Jul to September, and the seeds ripen from Aug to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by 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 moist soil.

Lepidium didymum. Senebiera didyma.

 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked[105, 177]. A strong hot cress-like flavour[144, K].
Medicinal Uses
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None known


Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
See the plants native habitat for ideas on its cultivation needs.
Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ.
Other Names
Twin cress, Bitter cress, Calachin, Cervellina, Gangly, Hallian, Lesser wart-cress, lesser swine-cress, Mastuerzo, Mestruz, Quimpe. Austria: Zweiknoten-Krhenfuá. Denmark: Liden ravnefod. Germany: Zweiknotiger Krhenfuá. Lithuania: izskatiga varnaspeda. Norway: Ramkarse. Sweden: Hamnkrassing.
Found In
Africa, Antilles, Argentina, Asia, Australia, Austria, Azores, Bahamas, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Britain, Cape Verde, Central Africa, Chile, China, Congo, Czech Republic, East Africa, Easter Island, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guiana, Hawaii, Himalayas, Hungary, India, Indochina, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Mediterranean, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, North Africa, North America, NW India, Oman, Pacific, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, SE Asia, Slovakia, South Africa, South America, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Tonga, Uruguay, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
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.

This plant can be weedy or invasive.
Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed
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