Rorippa sylvestris

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Rorippa sylvestris

Yellow Fieldcress
Rorippa sylvestris flowering 01.JPG
Binomial:Rorippa sylvestris
Vegetative Spread:Long rhizomes

Rorippa sylvestris (Creeping Yellowcress [1], Keek, Yellow Fieldcress; syn. Radicula sylvestris (L.) Druce [2]) is an invasive species [3]) in the United States.


Rosette-forming perennial with pinnatifid leaves and clusters of yellow flowers. Colonizes rapidly via underground rhizomes.


Considered a noxious weed in parts of the United States.



  1. Rorippa sylvestris at USDA PLANTS Database
  2. Rorippa sylvestris at The Herbarium of Louisiana State University
  3. Rorippa sylvestris at