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Bitter Wintercress, Yellow Rocketcress - Barbara vulgaris

A tall growing plant with many, tiny yellow flowers with 4 bright yellow petals.

Common Names

  • Bitter Wintercress, Yellow Rocketcress (en)
  • Barbarea vulgaris (es)
  • Barbarée Commune (fr)
  • Winterkresse (de)


  • Brassicales
  • Brassicaceae
  • Barbara vulgaris

Where & When to Spot

In spring in forest and prairies along forests.

How to Identify

The arrangement of many tiny flowers with 4 petals. Leaves are arranged along the main and branching stems as well as branching off from the root. Leaves are lobed.


Bitter Wintercress (Barbarea vulgaris)

Bitter Wintercress (Barbarea vulgaris)

Also called Yellow Rocketcress

Belvédère Outremont, Montreal - 2022-05-14

NIKON Z 6; 105mm f/2.8; Focal Length 105mm; Exposure 1/2500; Aperture f/11; Iso 400;

Bitter Wintercress (Barbarea vulgaris)

Bitter Wintercress (Barbarea vulgaris)

Park Pointe aux Prairies - 2017-05-13

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP 90mm F2.8 Di Macro VC USD F017N; Focal Length 90mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f14.0; Iso 800;

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