Rorippa sylvestris creeping yellow-cress Brassicaceae ROSY*; Bx, pb; R;


Rorippa (Accessed 4/2014).

Rorippa sylvestris is a perennial herb, colonial from creeping underground shoots, stem erect to 60 cm tall, branched above. 

Leaves stalked, a basal rosette in young plants, stem leaves alternate, lower leaves to 20 long, 2 cm wide, deeply pinnately divided, lobes narrow with pointed tips, margins toothed, reduced upward. 

Flowers bright yellow, 4-parted, petals to 0.5 cm long, widest above middle, twice as long as sepals, stalks to 1 cm long; blooming May-June. 

Fruit capsules linear, 2-parted, to 1.5 x 0.1 cm, often seedless; fruiting to Sept.. 

Wetland status: FACW. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Eurasia. 

Habitat: Open wet to moist soil.