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Wild Mignonette

Reseda lutea

Plant Data

Order:
Brassicales
Family:
Resedaceae (Mignonette)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Yellow-green, 6 petals, short flower spikes.
Fruit:
A small dry capsule which splits open upon ripening.
Leaves:
Pale green, pinnate leaves with a wavy margin.
Maximum Size:
75cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The young leaves are edible when raw.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Slightly fragrant flowers.
Other Names:
Base Rocket, Cut-leaved Mignonette, Italian Rocket, Yellow Mignonette, Yellow Upright Mignonette.
Habitats:
Farmland, grassland, roadsides, sand dunes, wasteland.