Photographer: Merel R. Black
Barbarea vulgaris R.Br.
garden yellow-rocket, winter-cress, yellow-rocket
Barbarea: named after St. Barbara and once generally known as her herb, or the Herba Sanctae Barbarae
vulgaris: Latin for "common"
|Status: ||Introduced - naturalized|
|Plant: ||erect, biennial/perennial, 8"-32" tall forb, dark green, branched toward the top|
|Flower: ||yellow, 4-parted, 1/2" wide; inflorescence a crowded cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms April-June|
|Fruit:|| long, thin pod roundish in cross-section; seeds in 1 row; |
|Leaf:||pinnately-lobed to deeply-toothed, clasping; lower leaves with a large, rounded end lobe and 1-4 pairs of smaller side lobes; stems leaves getting smaller toward the top and becoming merely oval|
|Habitat: ||moist; fields, disturbed sites, gardens|