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Rorippa palustris - (L.)Besser.

Common Name Yellow Marsh Cress, Bog yellowcress, Hispid yellowcress, Western bog yellowcress
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Moist places, especially where water stands only in the winter[17].
Range A cosmopolitan plant, found in most regions of the world including Britain.
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating    (1 of 5)
Care (info)
Moist Soil Wet Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Rorippa palustris Yellow Marsh Cress,  Bog yellowcress, Hispid yellowcress,  Western bog yellowcress


Rorippa palustris Yellow Marsh Cress,  Bog yellowcress, Hispid yellowcress,  Western bog yellowcress
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Rorippa palustris is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
It is not frost tender. It is in flower from June to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

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Synonyms

Nasturtium palustre. non Crantz. Sisymbrium amphibium. S. islandica.

Habitats

 Bog Garden;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

The young leaves, stems and young seedlings can be eaten raw in salads or cooked[2, 46, 61, 144, 183]. A good watercress substitute[183].

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Medicinal Uses

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Antiscorbutic

The leaves are antiscorbutic[152].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

A plant of moist to wet ground, see habitat for ideas of where to grow it..

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in situ either as soon as it is ripe in the late summer or in early spring.

Other Names

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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.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Rorippa amphibiaGreat Yellow CressPerennial1.2 5-9  LMHSNMWeWa30 
Rorippa globosaGlobe yellowcressAnnual/Perennial0.7 0-0  LMHNM10 
Rorippa indica Perennial0.3 -  LMHSNM21 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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(L.)Besser.

Botanical References

17

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