Valerianella locusta var. olitoria
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Valerianella locusta var. olitoria

corn salad
lamb's lettuce

  family valerianaceae 
  genus valerianella 

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Genus  Valerianella Species  locusta Variety  olitoria Cultivar  Common names  corn salad   lamb's lettuce   maches Family  VALERIANACEAE Specimen number  S12026 Data source  UnVeg p135
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual,Perennial Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' 6" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water    Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 07 Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Full sun is ideal for Valerianella locusta var. olitoria. Valerianella locusta var. olitoria is known as maches in French.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  It has spoon-shaped leaves in rosettes, with a very mild taste and just a hint of nutty flavoring. Valerianella locusta var. olitoria is most often used fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Cutting Pollination method    Planting style  Crowns and leaves Crop spacing  4" Row spacing  1' Cold frame  Planting period  Apr 01 - Nov 30 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Very hardy Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  No fertilizer Time to harvest  fall and spring
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh Nutritional value  Edible parts  Leaves Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  has spoon-shaped leaves in rosettes, with a very mild taste and just a hint of nutty flavoring
Horticulture notes  This plant's 8 month extended planting season continues from April through November. Provide 4" spacing when grown in quantity. Space rows about 1' apart. It does not necessarily require warm days for good production. The best harvesting period is fall and spring. Valerianella locusta var. olitoria is typically propagated using a cutting.
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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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