A type of cress that is usually grown as a sprouting vegetable, often mixed with sprouting mustard, and used in salads.
- Lepidium sativum, family Brassicaceae.
- The other main cultivated cress is garden cress, Lepidium sativum, and it is this, with its tiny leaves, which ought to be present in boxes labelled ‘mustard and cress’.
- Coriander, garden cress, and dill are short-lived annuals that, when cut for harvest, do not regrow.
- Non-curled forms of garden cress, with broader leaves, are also available.
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Syllabification: gar·den cress
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