Irish wildflowers BSBI map

Horse-radish, Armoracia rusticana, Meacan ragaim
Photographs: Co. Cork and Co. Dublin

Horse-radish
Armoracia rusticana
Meacan ragaim
Family: Brassicaceae

Flowering: May-June. Perennial. Introduced.

Panicles of small white flowers but flowering can be infrequent and seed rarely ripens. The large long-stalked basal leaves are toothed, oblong and erect. Stem leaves are small, sometimes lobed and with short stalks. A robust hairless plant spreading by fragments from the long, parsnip-like taproot. Height To 1.5m.

An occasional garden escape on waste ground, roadsides, dunes and seashores. Scattered distribution in Ireland

Horse-radish, Armoracia rusticana, Meacan ragaim

Horse-radish, Armoracia rusticana, Meacan ragaim
Horse-radish, Armoracia rusticana, Meacan ragaim
Photographs: Co. Cork and flowering Co. Dublin ( Patrick Slavin)

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