Botanical Name: Draba muralis
Species: D. muralisA
Common Name: Wall whitlow grass
Habitat:Draba muralis is native to Europe, including Britain, from Scandanavia south ad east to N. W. Africa and W. Asia.It grows on rocks and walls in western England. A weed of nursery gardens in Cornwall.
Draba muralis is a slender, branched, annual/biennial somewhat hairy flowering plant 10-30 cm high
It is not frost tender. It is in flower from April to May. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.
Propagation: Through seeds.
Edible Uses: The plant is said to be rich in vitamin. May be eaten as vegitable.
The plant is antiscorbutic.It is used in Vietnam in the treatment of general debility, fatigue, anorexia, lumbago, arthralgia and dry throat. The rhizome is harvested in the late summer when the fruit forms, soaked in molasses, steamed and then dried for later use.