Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Yellow rocket (Barbarea vulgaris). I think.

I'm guessing Yellow Rocket (Barbarea vulgaris).

Plants with bright yellow flowers and shiny green leaves with several smaller lobes and one large terminal lobe. At maturity the flowers of several mustard species, including Wild Mustard (Brassica kaber) and Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum), resemble those of yellow rocket. However, wild radish has leaves that are covered with stiff hairs unlike either wild mustard or yellow rocket. Additionally, the large terminal lobe in the leaves of yellow rocket helps to distinguish this weed from wild mustard.

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  1. It is Yellow Rocket, or "Wild Arugula". At our old house we had this stuff growing everywhere. It smelled great when you walked on it. We had a neighbor tell us the previous owner spread seeds all over the yard and she ate it as salad greens. It's much more pungent than the cultivated Arugula you find in the grocery.