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Marsh Yellowcress

Rorippa palustris

Plant Data

Order:
Brassicales
Family:
Brassicaceae (Mustard)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Small, pale yellow, 4 petals and 4 sepals. Sepals same length as petals, or if anything a little shorter.
Fruit:
Short, slightly curved upwards cylindrical to globe-shaped capsules which are seldom much longer than their stalks.
Leaves:
Alternate with 3 to 7 deep lobes, serrated margins. Young leaves form a basal rosette. Leaves are stalked, the lower leaves having the longest stalks. The lower leaves are also larger than the upper.
Maximum Size:
30cm tall.
Other Names:
Bog Marshcress, Bog Yellowcress, Common Yellowcress, Marsh Cress, Yellow Cress, Yellow Watercress.
Habitats:
Mud, wasteland, waterside.