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Rorippa palustris ssp. palustris

Rorippa palustris (L.) Besser ssp. palustris

Bog Yellowcress

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

Synonym(s): Radicula palustris, Rorippa islandica var. microcarpa, Rorippa palustris var. reptabunda, Rorippa palustris var. williamsii


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Silicle , Silique
Size Notes: Up to about 4-1/2 feet tall, often shorter.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AK , CT , DE , MI , MN , NH , NY , PA , VA , VT , WI
Canada: NB , NS

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Rorippa palustris ssp. palustris in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rorippa palustris ssp. palustris in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rorippa palustris ssp. palustris


Record Modified: 2022-12-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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