Barbarea americana Rydb.
Barbarea apoiensis Nakai
Barbarea cochlearifolia H.Boissieu
Barbarea hondoensis Nakai
Barbarea patens H.Boissieu
Barbarea pinnatifida H.Boissieu
Barbarea sibirica (Regel) Nakai
Barbarea stricta J.Fellm.
Barbarea vulgaris orthoceras (Ledeb.) Regel
Barbarea vulgaris pinnatifida Regel
Barbarea vulgaris sibirica (Regel) Kom.
Barbarea vulgaris tenella Regel
Campe americana (Rydb.) Cockerell ex Daniels
Campe orthoceras (Ledeb.) A.Heller
Sisymbrium japonicum H.Boissieu
Common Name: American Yellowrocket
Barbarea orthoceras is an erect, biennial to perennial plant growing from 10 - 100cm tall, but mainly from 20 - 60cm[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
N. America - Alaska to Newfoundland, south to California, New Mexico; E. Asia - Siberia, Russian Far East, northern China, Japan, Korea.
Banks of streams, in swamps or on wet rocks, Labrador to Alaska and south to California[
]. Open grasslands, scree, temperate mixed forests, river and streamsides, moist grassy slopes; at elevations from 400 - 3,400 metres[
|Pollinators||Flies, Bees, Beetles, Self
Barbarea orthoceras is mainly native to northern Asia and northern North America, where it will experience very cold winters. It also finds its way as far south as Taiwan in Asia and California and New Mexico in N. America. The further south it is found the higher the elevation at which it is likely to grow.
Species in this genus generally succeed in sun or shade in a moist well-drained soil[
]. This species is also often found in quite wet situations[
Young leaves - raw or cooked[
]. The rosettes of the dark green shiny leaves are eaten raw or cooked[
]. A hot, cress-like flavour.
Seed - sow in situ in early spring to early summer.