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Barbarea orthoceras (American yellowrocket)
Weyand, Phyllis

Barbarea orthoceras

Barbarea orthoceras Ledeb.

American Yellowrocket

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

Synonym(s): Barbarea americana, Barbarea orthoceras var. dolichocarpa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate , Spatulate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Base: Cuneate , Sagittate
Fruit Type: Silique
Size Notes: Height between 10 and 60 cm.
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , ME , MI , MN , MT , NH , NM , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Barbarea orthoceras in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Barbarea orthoceras in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Barbarea orthoceras


Record Modified: 2007-10-30
Research By: TWC Staff

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