Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Rorippa sylvestris (L.) Besser image
Photographer: Hugh H. Iltis           

Hugh H. Iltis

Hugh H. Iltis
Family Brassicaceae
Rorippa sylvestris (L.) Besser
creeping yellow-cress
Rorippa: an Anglo-Saxon word rorippen whose meaning has been lost
sylvestris: growing in woods, forest-loving, wild
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-24" tall forb, usually with upper branches, mostly smooth
Flower: yellow, 4-parted, petals twice as long as the sepals; inflorescence a loose cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms May-Aug.
Fruit:long, thin, nearly horizontal pods sometimes drooping
Leaf:stem leaves with thin stalks, deeply pinnately-divided with the segments sharply toothed
Habitat: wet
(Glossary)

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Radicula sylvestris (L.) Druce

         
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