Greens, Cress Persian

Light: Part Sun, Sun
Type: Vegetable

Each kind of Cress belongs to the Cruciferous genus of plants; whence comes, perhaps, the common name The several varieties of Cress are stimulating and anti-scorbutic, whilst each contains a particular essential principle, of acrid flavor, and of sharp biting qualities. The whole tribe is termed lepidium, or “siliquose,” scaly, with reference to the shape of the seed-pouches. It includes “Land Cress (formerly dedicated to St. Barbara); Broad-leaved Cress (or the Poor-man’s pepper); Penny Cress (thlapsus); Garden, or Town Cress; and the well known edible Water Cress.”

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