Eruca sativa | salad rocket - roquette - rucola - rugula, colewort

Eruca sativa | salad rocket - roquette - rucola - rugula, colewort
Eruca sativa (syn. E. vesicaria subsp. sativa (Miller) Thell., Brassica eruca L.), is an edible annual plant, commonly known as salad rocket, roquette, rucola, rugula, colewort; or, in the United States, where it is very popular, arugula. Salad rocket (arugula) is sometimes conflated with Diplotaxis tenuifolia, the perennial wall rocket, another plant of the Brassicaceae family, which in the past was used in the same manner. Salad rocket is a species of Eruca native to the Mediterranean region, from Morocco and Portugal in the west to Lebanon and Turkey in the east.

Eruca sativa | salad rocket - roquette - rucola - rugula, colewort

Eruca sativa | salad rocket - roquette - rucola - rugula, colewort



Salad rocket typically grows on dry, disturbed ground and is also used as a food by the larvae of some moth species, including the Garden Carpet moth.
Eruca sativa | salad rocket - roquette - rucola - rugula, colewort

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