Calflora
Taxon  Report   3454    
Eruca vesicaria  (L.) Cav.  ssp. sativa  (Mill.) Thell.
Garden rocket,  Rocketsalad
Eruca vesicaria ssp. sativa
© 2010 James M. Andre
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Eruca vesicaria ssp. sativa
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Eruca vesicaria ssp. sativa
© 2010 James M. Andre
Eruca vesicaria ssp. sativa, a dicot, is an annual or biennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Eruca vesicaria ssp. sativa
© 2014 John Doyen
Family: BRASSICACEAE  
Genus: Eruca
Parent: Eruca vesicaria
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Brassica eruca
PLANTS: Eruca eruca
PLANTS: Raphanus eruca
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More information about  Eruca vesicaria ssp. sativa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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USDA PLANTS Profile (ERVES)

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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: Dec 18, 2018).