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Yellow Rocket
Barbarea vulgaris

Yellow Rocket (Barbarea vulgaris) Other common names: Common Winter Cress

Other scientific names: Barbarea arcuata, Barbarea barbarea, Barbarea stricta, Campe barbarea, Campe stricta, Erysimum barbarea

French names: Barbarée vulgaire

Family: Mustard Family (Brassicaceae)

Group: Rockets

Flowers: Spring;  Yellow;  4 parts (petals)

Leaves: Simple

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 144   

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: vulgaris: common (Latin)

Photographs: 92 photographs available, of which 8 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Yellow Rocket (Barbarea vulgaris) flowers

Yellow Rocket flowers up close.

Yellow Rocket (Barbarea vulgaris) flowers

Unopened flower buds in the middle.

Yellow Rocket (Barbarea vulgaris) plant

A Yellow Rocket plant in bloom.

Yellow Rocket (Barbarea vulgaris) plant

Yellow Rocket blooms in early spring, April through May. It is very common along roadside slopes.

Yellow Rocket (Barbarea vulgaris) plant

Yellow Rocket (Barbarea vulgaris) plant

Yellow Rocket (Barbarea vulgaris) leaf

Yellow Rocket leaf.

Yellow Rocket (Barbarea vulgaris) leaves

And another type of stem leaf.

Range map for Yellow Rocket (Barbarea vulgaris)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)