Flora of Northern Ireland
Armoracia rusticana
© Roy Anderson
Armoracia rusticana
(Map updated: March 2008)

This is a kitchen-garden escape which seems to be frequent in sandy ground on seashores, especially around the Co. Down coast. It is also occasionally found in waste ground or on tips inland. The leaves are large with rounded teeth along the edges; the white flowers are carried in long leafy spikes; the fruit is globular in shape.

All names: Armoracia rusticana Gaertner, & Scherb.; Armoracia lapathifolia Gilib; Cochlearia armoracia L.