Barbarea vulgaris

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Barbarea vulgaris
Barbarea vulgaris

Yellow Rocket
Binomial:Barbarea vulgaris

Barbarea vulgaris, also called as Bittercress, Herb Barbara, Rocketcress, Yellow Rocketcress, Winter Rocket, and Wound Rocket, is a biennial herb native to Europe.

Description[edit | edit source]

During the autumn and winter, the plant has only a basal rosette of glossy leaves. As it bolts and flowers in the spring, it also has pinnately divided leaves arranges sparsely on the stem. The yellow flowers are borne in dense terminal clusters above the foliage in spring. It grows to about 8-32 inches.

Growing Conditions[edit | edit source]

It is naturalised in many parts of North America as a weed. Winter Cress prefers moist, disturbed fields.

Uses[edit | edit source]

Greens are edible and have a similar taste to other mustard greens, but become sour when the plant bolts.

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