Calflora
Taxon  Report   1059    
Barbarea vulgaris  W. T. Aiton
Bitter wintercress,  Common wintercress, Yellow rocket
Barbarea vulgaris
© 2007 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Barbarea vulgaris
© 2007 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Barbarea vulgaris
© 2007 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Barbarea vulgaris, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Barbarea vulgaris
© 2011 Steven Perry
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Barbarea arcuata
PLANTS: Barbarea stricta
PLANTS: Barbarea vulgaris var. arcuata
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More information about  Barbarea vulgaris
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (BAVU)

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 20, 2018).

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