Calflora
Taxon  Report   7171    
Rorippa palustris  (L.) Besser
Bog yellow cress,  Bog yellowcress
Rorippa palustris
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Rorippa palustris
© 2011 Jean Pawek
Rorippa palustris, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Rorippa palustris
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Family: BRASSICACEAE  
Genus: Rorippa
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Nasturtium dictyotum
More information about  Rorippa palustris
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 (ROPA2)

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 19, 2018).

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