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This is not an indigenous plant but is spreading quite rapidly along roadsides. In June many roadside verges are a mass of white hoary cress in flower.See photo 4 where such a mass is about to flower.
The taste is quite pleasant with a mild pepperyness which takes a little while to break through. The texture is a little tough so only the very young leaves are worth considering for a salad.
The unopened flower-buds may be cooked as if broccoli-shoots. Cooked, they loose their peppryness and are quite palateable, if nothing extra-special. Seee photos 4 and 5.
All photos were taken around Burwell where the plant is now very common.
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