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Barbarea orthoceras - Ledeb.

Common Name American Yellowrocket
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Banks of streams, in swamps or on wet rocks, Labrador to Alaska and south to California[43].
Range N. America. N.E. Asia.
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Barbarea orthoceras American Yellowrocket


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Barbarea orthoceras American Yellowrocket
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Barbarea orthoceras is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Flies, bees, beetles. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

B. americana. Rydb. B. stricta. non Andrz.

Habitats

 Bog Garden; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - raw or cooked[177]. The rosettes of the dark green shiny leaves are eaten raw or cooked[257]. A hot, cress-like flavour.

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in sun or shade in a moist well-drained soil[200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow in situ in early spring to early summer.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

American yellowrocket, Wintercress

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

This plant can be weedy or invasive.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed. Threatened and Endangered Information: Maine (American winter-cress) Possibly Extirpated. New Hampshire (American winter-cress) Endangered.

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Barbarea australis 21
Barbarea vernaLand Cress, Early yellowrocket30
Barbarea vulgarisYellow Rocket, Garden yellowrocket31

 

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Botanical References

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