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October 21, 2010 / Malcolm Dalebö

Discover Corn salad

  • Corn salad, Valerianella locusta,  is a small dicot annual plant of the family Valerianaceae. 

Know your Corn Salad – Common names

  • It is also called Lewiston cornsaladlamb’s lettucefetticusfield saladmâchefeldsalatnut lettuce and rapunzel.

Know your Corn Salad – Botany

  • Corn salad grows in a low rosette with spatulate leaves up to 15.2 cm long.
  • It is a hardy plant that grows to US zone 5, and in mild climates it is grown as a winter green. 
  • In warm conditions it tends to bolt to seed.

Know your Corn Salad – Distribution

  • Corn salad grows wild in parts of Europe, northern Africa and western Asia.
  • In Europe and Asia it is a common weed in cultivated land and waste spaces. 
  • In North America it has escaped cultivation and become naturalized on both the eastern and western sea-boards.

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