Horse-radish - Armoracia rusticana
Tall, stout, hairless, stoloniferous plant with a large broad tap root. Basal leaves large, oblong, toothed and quite erect. Stem leaves small and short stalked. Flowers white 8 to 9 mm many in broad panicles. Fruit rounded, inflated 4 to 6 mm on slender stalks.
Fields, roadsides, stream sides etc.
May to June.
Frequent in England and Wales, much less so in Scotland.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 380 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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