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botanical name:
Armoracia rusticana
Armoracia rusticana © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Horseradish
family:  Brassicaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.50m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Vigorous clump-forming perennial with a thick, tapering and branching, fleshy taproot. Very large, coarse, toothed basal leaves. Leafy stems bear panicles of white flowers in summer.

usage:
Cultivated for its cream coloured, pungent roots which are widely used for culinary purposes, especially for making sauces.
Also used as a medicinal herb.

other notes:
Native to Southeastern Europe but naturalised elsewhere.

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