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Barbarea orthoceras

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Barbarea orthoceras
Barbarea orthoceras
Barbarea orthoceras
Barbarea orthoceras

Botanical Name: Barbarea orthoceras
Common Name: Wintercress

Young leaves are edible either raw or cooked.

Plant Family: Brassicaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 18 in. H
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Stress deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Pale yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: California Floristic Province, except Sierra Nevada and Great Central Valley
Natural Habitat: Damp meadows, wet rocks, streambanks, moist woods. Elevation: 2,100 to 10,000'

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