Taxonomy

Lepidium sativum | Garden Cress

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Neophyte

Species Biology

Habitat

Disturbed and cultivated ground, roadsides and rubbish tips

Life cycle

Perennial

Ex-situ conservation

Not known

Use

Food crop

Vegetative nature

Herbaceous

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2022

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Further information

This is the cress of 'mustard and cress', which occurs occasionally in the wild as an escape. Like the mustard it is sold commercially when only a few centimetres high.