Irish wildflowers

Photos: Foynes, Co.Limerick

Barbarea vulgaris
Family: Brassicaceae

Flowering: May-August. Biennial/perennial. Native.

Small yellow flowers in dense racemes. Hairless flower buds. Ascending fruits, slender style 2-3.5 mm. Deep-green shiny leaves, pinnately-lobed. Terminal segment longer, broader. Upper stem leaves entire, toothed, or lobed to less than halfway to midrib. Hairless. Branched erect stems, strong tap-root. 30-90cm.

Frequent. Damp ground. Roadsides, waste ground, paths, streamsides.

Similar: American Wintercress, B. verna


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