Taxon  Report   7176    
Rorippa subumbellata  Rollins
Lake tahoe yellowcress,  Tahoe yellow cress
Rorippa subumbellata
© 2005 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Rorippa subumbellata
© 2005 Steve Matson
Rorippa subumbellata
© 2011 Aaron E. Sims
Rorippa subumbellata, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, Nevada.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Endangered and by the Federal Government as 'species of concern '.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Rorippa subumbellata
© 2016 mark kircher
Genus: Rorippa
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Rorippa subumbellata
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


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Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 24, 2019).