Hoary Cress (Whitetop, White Top)

 Feed in Moderation
  • Common Name: Hoary Cress (Whitetop, White Top)
  • Latin Name: Lepidium draba; syn. Cardaria draba
  • Family Name: Brassicaceae
While some sources say there are no known hazards with Hoary Cress, others do state that young leaves could contain glucosinolates and hydrogen cyanide, which in small quantities are harmless but in larger doses can be toxic, so this plant should be fed in moderation only and as part of a varied diet.

Please be aware that two or more goitrogenic plants should not be fed in conjunction with each other, and the sum total of goitrogenic foods should not exceed the guideline for a single plant of 'in moderation' (amber-green) or 'sparingly' (amber-red).  This will ensure that goitrogenic consumption stays within safe limits.
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