Calflora
Taxon  Report   7164    
Rorippa columbiae  (S. Watson) Howell
Columbia yellow cress,  Columbian yellowcress
Rorippa columbiae
© 2013 Justy Leppert
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Rorippa columbiae
© 2005 Dean Wm. Taylor
Rorippa columbiae, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Rorippa columbiae
© 2011 Anthony Baniaga
Family: BRASSICACEAE  
Genus: Rorippa
Communities: Alkali Sink, Northern Juniper Woodland, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows, playas

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Nasturtium sinuatum var. columbiae
ICPN + PLANTS: Rorippa calycina var. columbiae
More information about  Rorippa columbiae
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ROCO3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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