Barbarea vulgaris W.T.Aiton
Family: Brassicaceae
garden yellow-rocket,  more...
[Barbarea arcuata (Opiz ex J.Presl & C.Presl) Rchb.,  more]
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Josh Sulman  
Etymology: Barbarea: named after St. Barbara and once generally known as her herb, or the Herba Sanctae Barbarae
Plants: erect, biennial/perennial, 8"-32" tall forb, dark green, branched toward the top
Leaves: 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
Flowers: yellow, 4-parted, 1/2" wide; inflorescence a crowded cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms April-June
Fruits: long, thin pod roundish in cross-section; seeds in 1 row; fruit drawing
Habitat: moist; fields, disturbed sites, gardens
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Merel R. Black  
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Paul Drobot  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Josh Sulman  
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Merel R. Black  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
Barbarea vulgaris image
Merel R. Black  
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Paul Drobot  
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Paul Drobot  
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Josh Sulman  
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Paul Drobot  
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Paul Drobot  
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Stephen L. Solheim  
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