What is Eruca vesicaria
Eruca vesicaria rocket, or arugula (scientific name:Eruca vesicaria) is an annual leafy vegetable inf the family Brassicaceae, which is native to the Mediterranean coast and western Asia.
The spring bloom is a four-petaled, cross-shaped flower characteristic of the cruciferous family, with white or light yellow petals with purple veins.
The leaves are called "rucola" in Italian and are used in salads, eaten raw, as a garnish for pizza and patas, and as a tzuma in meat and fish dishes.
The seeds are used in herbal teas. It can be grown all year round in a planter.
Common name: Eruca vesicaria, Latin name: Eruca vesicaria, Synonym: Eruca vesicaria ssp. sativa,.
Also known as: rucola, rocket ), rocket salad, eruca,
Place of origin: Mediterranean coast - West Asia, Type of life: Annual leafy vegetables and herbs.
Height: 50-80 cm, leaf length: 10-20 cm, leaf shape: odd pinnate compound leaves/lanceolate etc., petiole: alternate, leaf margin: serrated.
Flower color: white, light yellow with purple veins; flower diameter: 2.5 to 3 cm; flowering season: April to August.