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« Reply #135 on: December 26, 2018, 08:50:17 AM »

Pine Trees

A pine is any conifer in the genus Pinus of the family Pinaceae The modern English name "pine" derives from Latin pinus Before the 19th century, pines were often referred to as firs Pine trees are evergreen, coniferous
The longest-lived is the Great Basin bristlecone pine, Pinus longaeva. One individual of this species, dubbed "Methuselah", is one of the world's oldest living organisms at around 4,600 years old. This tree can be found in the White Mountains of California. An older tree, now cut down, was dated at 4,900 years old. It was discovered in a grove beneath Wheeler Peak and it is now known as "Prometheus" after the Greek immortal.
Pines are among the most commercially important tree species valued for their timber and wood pulp throughout the world they are fast-growing
Many pine species make attractive ornamental plantings for parks and larger gardens with a variety of dwarf cultivars being suitable for smaller spaces. Pines are also commercially grown and harvested for Christmas trees.

Retsina (Greek: Ρετσίνα) is a Greek white (or rosé) resinated wine, which has been made for at least 2,000 years. Its unique flavor is said to have originated from the practice of sealing wine vessels, particularly amphorae, with Aleppo Pine resin in ancient times. Before the invention of impermeable glass bottles, oxygen caused many wines to spoil within the year. Pine resin helped keep air out, while infusing the wine with resin aroma. The Romans began to use barrels in the 3rd century AD, removing any oenological necessity for resin, but the flavor itself was so popular that the style is still widespread today.

This is a Aleppo pine

The needles of many pine trees are toxic and may be dangerous, particularly to cattle and other livestock.

Commercial pines are grown in plantations for timber that is denser and therefore more durable than spruce (Picea). Pine wood is widely used in high-value carpentry items such as furniture, window frames, panelling, floors, and roofing, and the resin of some species is an important source of turpentine  Pine nuts, also called piñón (Spanish: [piˈɲon]) or pinoli (Italian: [piˈnɔːli]), are the edible seeds of pines (family Pinaceae, genus Pinus). About 20 species of pine produce seeds large enough to be worth harvesting; in other pines the seeds are also edible, but are too small to be of notable value as a human food.  Many species of the genus Pinus have needles that can be used to make tea. Pine needle tea is rich in vitamins A and C; it’s a good decongestant; and you can also use it as an antiseptic wash. The flavor improves with a dash of lemon juice and/or honey, if they’re available.

The only species of Pinus that’s said to be poisonous is Pinus ponderosa. It causes abortions in cattle and other livestock that eat it. I don’t know what it would do to a human, but it’s not recommended that you consume any of it.   Needle Essential Oil

Medicine. Pine needle tea has the following medicinal properties: antiseptic, astringent, inflammatory, antioxidant, expectorant, high in Vitamin C for colds – flu – coughs, congestion, and even scurvy.
Boosts Immunity
Skin & Hair Care
Protects against Pathogen
Improves Circulation
Maintains Respiratory Health
Prevents Infections
Relieves Pain
Detoxifies the Body
Improves Respiratory Function
Increases Metabolism
Eliminates Body Odor

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #136 on: December 26, 2018, 11:47:22 AM »

A tad of frost, this morning , Kevin and those mushrooms are dying off. Try the enhanced pic above but may not be any good.

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #137 on: December 26, 2018, 12:16:56 PM »


I can not tell the photo not sharp i think it is a species of Lepiota but not sure

Chlorophyllum molybdites False parasol lepiota

Chlorophyllum molybdites is the poisonous mushroom most frequently eaten in North America. The symptoms are predominantly gastrointestinal in nature, with vomiting, diarrhea and colic, often severe, occurring 1–3 hours after consumption. Although these poisonings can be severe, none has yet resulted in death

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #138 on: December 28, 2018, 11:24:57 AM »


Cypress Tree

You will see this tree in Arillas and all over Corfu
Cypress is a common name for various coniferous trees or shrubs of northern temperate regions that belong to the family Cupressaceae. The word cypress is derived from Old French cipres, which was imported from Latin cypressus, the latinisation of the Greek κυπάρισσος (kyparissos).The family includes 27–30 genera (17 monotypic), which include the junipers and redwoods, with about 130–140 species in total. They are monoecious, subdioecious or (rarely) dioecious trees and shrubs up to 116 m (381 ft) tall. The bark of mature trees is commonly orange- to red- brown and of stringy texture, often flaking or peeling in vertical strips, but smooth, scaly or hard and square-cracked in some species.
The family is notable for including the largest, tallest, and stoutest individual trees in the world, and also the second longest lived species in the world
In classical antiquity, the cypress was a symbol of mourning and in the modern era it remains the principal cemetery tree in both the Muslim world and Europe. In the classical tradition, the cypress was associated with death and the underworld because it failed to regenerate when cut back too severely.

At the same time, no cypresses are listed as toxic to humans by California Poison Control. It's worth noting, however, that the Italian cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) has been reported at least once as poisonous, according to the online wild foods database Plants For A Future (PFAF).
None of the trees that have "cypress" in their common names are considered edible
Leyland Cypress Toxicity. ... Despite its popularity, all parts of the Leyland cypress are potentially toxic. The Leyland cypress is a fast-growing evergreen tree.

The Monterey cypress is used for boats, roofing shingles, doors and wood joints. Cypress trees have been used as siding for buildings over centuries especially in coastal areas because it is resistant to damage from moisture. Other uses include bridges, porches, shingles, barns and greenhouses
cypress wood rates as moderately hard, strong, and stable, with straight, close grain. Although fairly light, the wood holds nails and screws well. ... You can use bald cypress successfully for both indoor and outdoor projects. It works for furniture, paneling, cabinets, doors, windows, siding, decking, and trim.
Two trees that don't bear the name "cypress" in their common name -- but are considered part of the Cypress, or Cupressaceae, family -- are considered edible. One-seed juniper (Juniperus monosperma) has berries that you can eat raw or cooked, or ground as flour. The inner bark has also been eaten raw or cooked.
In Australia the Redwood  in the cypress family was used as a holding cell for prisoners with bars on the front of the tree.  We went to see them at Albany

Cypress is a plant. The branch, cone, and oil are used for medicine. People use cypress as an ointment for head colds, cough, and bronchitis.
Because cypress oil is a diuretic, it helps the body remove excess water and salt that can lead to fluid retention. It also stimulates circulation by increasing blood flow. Use cypress oil topically to treat varicose veins, cellulite and any other condition that is caused by poor circulation, such as hemorrhoids.
Heals Wounds and Infections heal cuts fast,
Treats Cramps and Muscle Pulls
natural treatment for carpal tunnel
increases blood circulation and eases chronic pain.
Aids Toxin Removal
helps the body flush out toxins that exist internally.
prevents acne
lower cholesterol
cleanses the liver
levels naturally
Promotes Blood Clotting
endometriosis remedy
Eliminates Respiratory Conditions
conditions like asthma
Natural Deodorant
Relieves Anxiety
treat restlessness or symptoms of insomnia.
Treats Varicose Veins and Cellulite
reduce the appearance of cellulite
weak collagen structure
treat arthritis
hair and skin care
shampoo, conditioner or Homemade Face Wash.

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #139 on: December 28, 2018, 01:02:37 PM »
Reckon you got it right on the mushroom , Kevin.
(Weggs currently removing them , from the Turkey and Mushroom pie , as I type !!!

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #140 on: December 28, 2018, 04:20:36 PM »


Why did the fungi leave the party

There wasn’t mushroom

What do you call a mushroom buying all the drinks

A fungi

Sorry Neil


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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #141 on: December 28, 2018, 06:11:16 PM »
You been reading the jokes inside the Christmas crackers again Kev?

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #142 on: December 28, 2018, 06:15:13 PM »

Don’t tell Neil

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #143 on: December 29, 2018, 11:40:21 AM »


mushroom or toadstool

All known as FUNGI what is a Fungi= member of the group of eukaryotic organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and molds, as well as the more familiar mushrooms. These organisms are classified as a kingdom, fungi, which is separate from the other eukaryotic life kingdoms of plants and animals.
There's no real, scientifically accepted difference between a mushroom and a toadstool, and the terms can sometimes be used interchangeably to refer to the same types of fungus. However, in common, non-scientific usage, the term “toadstool” is more often given to those fungi that are poisonous or otherwise inedible.
A mushroom, or toadstool, is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source.
 The discipline of biology devoted to the study of fungi is known as mycology (from the Greek μύκης mykes, mushroom).
Fungal habitats include soil, water, and organisms that may harbor large numbers of understudied fungi, estimated to outnumber plants by at least 6 to 1. More recent estimates based on high-throughput sequencing methods suggest that as many as 5.1 million fungal species exist. Around 120,000 species of fungi have been described by taxonomists A characteristic that places fungi in a different kingdom from plants, bacteria, and some protists is chitin in their cell walls. ... In the past, mycology was regarded as a branch of botany, although it is now known fungi are genetically more closely related to animals than to plants. More than 2,000 species of edible mushrooms exist on the planet.
Mushrooms grow throughout the year but are most plentiful in fall. While cultivated mushrooms may be available anytime, most wild mushrooms only appear in autumn. One exception is the morel, which only grows in spring.

Here is a link of Corfu Fungi


Although many people have a fear of mushroom poisoning by "toadstools", only a small number of the many macroscopic fruiting bodies commonly known as mushrooms and toadstools have proven fatal to humans. This list is not exhaustive and does not contain many fungi that, although not deadly, are still harmful.
– Fungi that are harmless to invertebrates can still be toxic to humans; the death cap, for instance, is often infested by insect larvae. "Poisonous mushrooms blacken silver." ... "Poisonous mushrooms have a pointed cap. Edible ones have a flat, rounded cap."
10 of the UK's most deadly mushrooms
Ivory Funnel (Clitocybe blanchi)
Satan's Bolete (Boletus satanas)
Fool's Webcap (Cortinarius orellanus)
Deadly Webcap (Cortinarius rubellus)
Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria)
Panther Cap (Amanita pantherina)
Destroying Angel (Amanita virosa)
Death Cap (Amanita phalloide

Yeasts have been used for thousands of years in the production of beer, wine, and bread. Fungi not only directly produce substances that humans use as medicine, but they are also versatile tools in the vast field of medical research. Some fungi attack insects and, therefore, can be used as natural pesticides.
Fungi can be good to eat, like some mushrooms or foods made from yeast, like bread or soy sauce. ... Scientists use fungi to make antibiotics, which doctors sometimes use to treat bacterial infections. Fungi also help to decompose lots of different organic material, from leaves to insects!

Medicinal fungi are those fungi which produce medically significant metabolites or can be induced to produce such metabolites using biotechnology. The range of medically active compounds that have been identified include antibiotics, anti-cancer drugs, cholesterol inhibitors, psychotropic drugs, immunosuppressants and even fungicides. Although initial discoveries centred on simple moulds of the type that cause spoilage of food, later work identified useful compounds across a wide range of fungi.
All mushrooms contain beta glucans, which have been found to help fight inflammation and aid the immune system.
 some of the more common medicinal mushrooms:

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) “strong antioxidant activity for scavenging free radicals.

Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) has been shown to boost the production of many components of the immune system, including natural killer cells, which detect and destroy cancer cells and cells infected with viruses.

Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor, Coriolus versicolor)

Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) Cancer Detection and Prevention  helps to improve the quality of life and extend survival.

Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) ) known as “nerve growth factor” or NGF. NGF is necessary for the growth, maintenance, and survival of the neurons in your brain.
 help prevent the breakdown of spatial short-term and visual recognition memory and delay the onset of cognitive dysfunction.

Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis)  helps to neutralize harmful free radicals, it also enhances the activity of your body’s innate antioxidant systems.
 help you live better — and stronger. improve stamina in athletic performance.
 the main artery in your body that supplies oxygenated blood to your entire circulatory system — by up to 40%, thereby increasing blood flow and greatly enhancing endurance.

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #144 on: December 30, 2018, 11:47:49 AM »

Silver birch

Betula pendula, commonly known as silver birch,  is a species of tree in the family Betulaceae, native to Europe and parts of Asia, though in southern Europe it is only found at higher altitudes. Also known as  warty birch, European white birch
The silver birch is a medium-sized deciduous tree that owes its common name to the white peeling bark on the trunk The flowers are catkins and the light, winged seed get widely scattered by the wind
 It is planted decoratively in parks and gardens and is used for forest products such as joinery timber, firewood, tanning, racecourse jumps and brooms. Various parts of the tree are used in traditional medicine and the bark contains triterpenes which have been shown to have medicinal properties.
 The silver birch is a hardy tree, a pioneer species, and one of the first trees to appear on bare or fire-swept land. Many species of birds and animals are found in birch woodland, the tree supports a wide range of insects and the light shade it casts allows shrubby and other plants to grow beneath its canopy.
The silver birch is a medium-sized deciduous tree, typically reaching 15 to 25 m  tall (exceptionally up to 31 metres ), with a slender trunk usually under 40 cm diameter
There is no consensus at all on species limits in Betula, with different authors differing wildly in what species they accept, from under 30 species, to over 60.



This is a Betula pendula 'Purpurea'


Birch toxicity. - The essential oil is not externally or internally used because it contains methyl salicylate, a toxic component that can be fatal in doses of 10ml. - Birch sap must be diluted before internal use. The slightly diluted or undiluted sap can have toxic effects

Silver birch wood is pale in colour with no distinct heartwood and is used in making furniture, plywood, veneers, parquet blocks, skis, kitchen utensils and in turnery. It makes a good firewood that produces a good heat when burnt but is quickly consumed by the flames.
 Birch plywood is a preferred material for making cabinets, benches and tables.
. Birch wood has a beautiful appearance; it is fine grained and has a pale color giving it an elegant look to clean line furniture designs.
Birch Beer is a non-alcoholic, carbonated beverage made from birch bark and birch sap. It's brewed, like (real) root beer is, and has a head on it when poured, so some think it's just a type of root beer, but in fact both are a type of “small beer.”
The yellow birch is the most commonly used in flooring and is only slightly less strong than red oak, while the sweet birch is slightly harder than hard maple. These ratings indicate that birch flooring made from either of these species is suitable for hardwood floors that will receive moderate to heavy foot traffic.
In particular, the bark of the birch tree has been used to make canoes, bowls and housing because it is light, flexible and waterproof. The wood of all birch species is closely grained with a satiny texture and will take on a fine polish. The bark is used to make drinking vessels,

The silver birch was revered by pagans as a holy tree. It has long found use in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments, including inflammatory conditions, urinary tract disorders, psoriasis and eczema.
Anti-inflammatory, cholagogue, diaphoretic
 treatment of various skin afflictions,
Birch is a tree. The leaves of the tree, which contain lots of vitamin C, are used to make medicine. Birch is used for infections of the urinary tract that affect the kidney, bladder, ureters, and urethra. It is also used as a diuretic to increase urine output.
Some people take birch along with lots of fluids for “irrigation therapy” to flush out the urinary tract. Other uses include treating arthritis, achy joints (rheumatism), loss of hair, and skin rashes.

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #146 on: December 31, 2018, 10:56:21 AM »



Aethusa cynapium fool's parsley, fool's cicely, or poison parsley  native to Europe, western Asia, and northwest Africa. It is the only member of the genus Aethusa. It is related to Hemlock and Water-dropwort, and like them it is poisonous,[1] though less so than hemlock. It has been introduced into many other parts of the world and is a common weed in cultivated ground.  is an annual (rarely biennial) herb in the plant family Apiaceae,
stems growing to about 80 cm (31 in) high, with much divided (ternately pinnate) smooth leaves with an unpleasant smell, and small compound umbels of small irregular white flowers.
Aethusa (Ancient Greek: Αἵθουσα) was in Greek mythology a daughter of Poseidon and Alcyone, who was loved by Apollo, and bore to him Eleuther
Habitat: Waysides, heaps of earth, waste lands, gardens, flower beds, vegetable patches.
Flowering time: July–August.
You will see this plant on your walks around Arillas off the beaten track one might find fool’s parsley, which looks deceptively like edible parsley (Petroselinum crispum). But fool’s parsley is fatally poisonous.

It is related to Hemlock and Water-dropwort, but is poisonous. This plant can be mistaken for parsley, coriander or sweet cicely. The roots look like young turnips or radishes. Fools parsley contains poisonous alkaloids, as do some other stem plants generally known to be poisonous.


Fool's parsley is an herb. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine. The herb is sedative and stomachic. It has been used in the treatment of gastro-intestinal problems, especially in children, and also to treat convulsions and summer diarrhoea

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #147 on: January 01, 2019, 10:32:00 AM »


True Parsley

Parsley or garden parsley Petroselinum crispum is a species of flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to the central Mediterranean region (southern Italy, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Malta, Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia), naturalized elsewhere in Europe, and widely cultivated as a herb, a spice, and a vegetable.
Parsley is widely used in European The two main groups of parsley used as herbs are French, or curly leaf (P. crispum crispum group; syn. P. crispum var. crispum); and, Italian, or flat leaf (P. crispum neapolitanum group; syn. P. crispum var. neapolitanum).
 Curly leaf parsley is often used as a garnish. In central Europe, eastern Europe, and southern Europe, as well as in western Asia, many dishes are served with fresh green chopped parsley sprinkled on top. Root parsley is very common in central, eastern, and southern European cuisines, where it is used as a snack or a vegetable in many soups, stews, and casseroles.
Germination is slow, taking four to six weeks
Another type of parsley is grown as a root vegetable, the Hamburg root parsley (P. crispum radicosum group, syn. P. crispum var. tuberosum). This type of parsley produces much thicker roots than types cultivated for their leaves.
The word "parsley" is a merger of the Old English petersilie which is identical to the contemporary German word for parsley: Petersilie and the Old French peresil, both derived from Medieval Latin petrosilium, from Latin petroselinum, which is the latinization of the Greek πετροσέλινον (petroselinon), "rock-celery", from πέτρα (petra), "rock, stone" σέλινον (selinon), "celery"Mycenaean Greek se-ri-no, in Linear B, is the earliest attested form of the word selinon
TYPE: Annual, Herb
HEIGHT: From 6 inches to 3 feet
WIDTH: 8-24 inches wide
SPECIAL FEATURES: Good for Containers

Parsley roots may look the same as parsnips, but that's where the similarity ends. Parsley is Petroselinum crispum and parsnips are Pastinaca sativa. There is a "turnip-rooted parsley called Petroselinum crispum var. tuberosum.
Parsley root has a crisp, yet tender texture when raw and a smooth and creamy texture once cooked. The taste of Parsley root is likened to a combination of celeriac, parsley and carrot. The tuber is very aromatic and is sometimes used as an herb. The entire Parsley plant, roots and greens, is edible.


Parsley is widely used in European, Middle Eastern, and American cooking. Curly leaf parsley is often used as a garnish. ... Root parsley is very common in central, eastern, and southern European cuisines, where it is used as a snack or a vegetable in many soups, stews, and casseroles.

Parsley is an herb. The leaf, seed, and root are used to make medicine.
urinary tract infections
kidney stones
high blood pressure
As a Vitamin Source
Natural Detox Aid
Reduces Allergy Symptoms
a Diuretic
Preventing Cancer
Natural Weight Loss Aid
starting menstrual flow
spleen conditions
intestinal gas
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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #148 on: January 02, 2019, 09:24:37 AM »



Willows, also called sallows and osiers, form the genus Salix, around 400 species  Most species are known as willow, but some narrow-leaved shrub species are called osier, and some broader-leaved species are referred to as sallow (from Old English sealh, related to the Latin word salix, willow). Some willows (particularly arctic and alpine species) are low-growing or creeping shrubs; for example, the dwarf willow (Salix herbacea) rarely exceeds 6 cm (2.4 in) in height, though it spreads widely across the ground.
Salix viminalis, the basket willow, common osier or osier, is a species of willow native to Europe, Western Asia, and the Himalayas
Willows are very cross-compatible, and numerous hybrids occur, both naturally and in cultivation. A well-known ornamental example is the weeping willow (Salix × sepulcralis), which is a hybrid of Peking willow (Salix babylonica) from China and white willow (Salix alba) from Europe. The exact native range is uncertain due to extensive historical cultivation
 deciduous trees and shrubs, found primarily on moist soils in cold and temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

these two Weeping willow Salix babylonica is a species of willow native to dry areas

This is a Osiers, Salix viminalis you will see in the countryside of Arillas more inland

I think you can see this Salix in Arillas back road about 1m Ht

Not to humans  -    Willow trees aren't usually a source of cat and dog poisoning, but medicines derived from their bark -- aspirin, most notably -- can be quite toxic. Cats, who lack the ability to process the salicylic acid found in willow tree bark and aspirin, are particularly prone to toxic exposure.

All willows are edible, but some are not palatable. The leaves are high in vitamin C – 7 to 10 times higher than oranges! The inner bark was traditionally eaten by many Native People, although it is so labor intensive that I do not know of anyone doing it today.
Willow wood can be used as firewood but is rated as fair to poor in quality as it produces less heat and more creosote than many other types of wood.
The bark tannin was used in the past for tanning leather. The wood is used to make cricket bats. S. alba wood has a low density and a lower transverse compressive strength. This allows the wood to bend, which is why it can be used to make baskets.
Charcoal made from the wood was important for gunpowder manufacture
Charcoal used for  drawing

The bark is used to make medicine. Willow bark acts a lot like aspirin, so it is used for pain, including headache, muscle pain, menstrual cramps, rheumatoid arthritis , osteoarthritis, gout, and a disease of the spine called ankylosing spondylitis.
Menstrual cramps
Willow Bark Extract contains salicylic acid, a BHA that is a natural exfoliant and is used in many acne treatments because of its ability to help skin shed dead cells and clear pores; it can also stimulate new cell formation.
Make willow tea by boiling two teaspoons of willow bark for every eight ounces of water. Allow it to simmer on the stove for 10 minutes then remove from heat. Let it steep for another 30 minutes. Strain out the bark from the liquid using a natural coffee filter or fine mesh strainer.

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #149 on: January 03, 2019, 09:05:56 AM »


Tall Rockcress

Arabidopsis arenosa Name also: Sand Rock-cress Family: Mustard Family – Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)
commonly known as the mustards, the crucifers, or the cabbage family.
Growing form: Annual or biennial herb, occasionally perennia
Flower: Corolla regular (actinomorphic), white–reddish sometimes later turning purple, Height: 15–30 cm
Tall rockcress is native to dry hillside meadows and banks in central Europe.
The fruit is a long, slender capsule containing 10-20 or more seeds.
Arabis, with primarily Old World species
Arabidopsis, with primarily European species
Boechera, with primarily North American species
Description of rockcress: Rockcresses are creeping and trailing plants with small and simple leaves covered with tiny hairs. They bear a wealth of 4-petaled flowers, each about 3/4-inch wide and typically in blues, lilacs, and purples. Plant height is between 4 and 6 inches Flowering time: May–July.


Uses for rockcress: Rockcresses are great for rock gardens, where they form large carpets of bloom. They can also be planted in pockets of stone walls and do well in trough gardens. In addition, they are fine for the edging of borders

Medicinal Uses none