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Yellow flowers with short outer bracts. The many tiny flowers are in sparse clusters on slender stalks.
A light brown, curved and flat seed (achene). Up to 4mm in length.
Oval leaves, toothed and often lobed at the base.
The young leaves and shoots are edible, raw or cooked. Cook them in a similar way as you would cabbage. It tastes similar to radish but more bitter. They can be eaten in soups and salads.
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.
Ballogan, Bolgan-leaves, Common Nipplewort, Dock-cress, Holgan Weed, Poor Man's Friend, Succory Dock, Succory Dock-cress, Swine's Cress.
Farmland, gardens, hedgerows, lawns, meadows, roadsides, scrub, walls, wasteland, woodland.