Calflora
Taxon  Report   7176    
Rorippa subumbellata  Rollins
Lake tahoe yellowcress,   Tahoe yellow cress
Rorippa subumbellata, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, and also found in Nevada.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   CNDDB
State of California status: Endangered.
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Observation Search
(36 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: Brassicaceae  
Genus: Rorippa

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Rorippa subumbellata

Tahoe Yellow Cress .org: As recently as 1996, this unique member of the mustard family teetered on the brink of extinction when it disappeared from beaches in Nevada and was found growing in less than 10 sites on the California side of the lake.


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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 10/18/2021).