TG3106 : Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana)

taken 1 year ago, near to Surlingham, Norfolk, Great Britain

Horseradish  (Armoracia rusticana)
Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana)
Considering that a number of allotments are situated on the other side of the narrow footpath leading past here, this plant may well be a garden escape. Horseradish, a member of the Brassicaceae family, is believed to be native to southeastern Europe and western Asia where it has been cultivated since antiquity. According to Greek mythology, the Delphic Oracle told Apollo that the horseradish was worth its weight in gold. It can be found growing wild on roadside verges, in hedgerows and beside ditches. Its Slavic name chren seemed to Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, a 19th century Swiss botanist, more primitive than any Western synonym. Interestingly, in some areas of Bavaria and Austria the plant is still called Kren. The most common use of horseradish root is as a spicy sauce. The leaves are often confused with dock leaves.
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Tuesday, 15 August, 2017   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 15 August, 2017
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Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 3166 0689 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.6209N 1:25.2122E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 3165 0690
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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