Barbarea vulgaris arcuata

Yellow Rocket


Bitter Cress, Rocket Cress, St. Barbara's Cress

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Winter annual or biennial
Growth Habit: Erect, basal rosette
Propagation: Seed
Leaf Margin: Wavy
Leaf Hairs: None
Leaf Structure: Large terminal lobe with smaller opposite lateral lobes
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Root Type: Taproot with secondary fibrous root system
Flower Color: Yellow



Similar Species

  • Mustard species Brassicacaea
  • Mustard, Wild Brassica kaber
  • Pepperweed sp ecies Lepidium spp
  • Radish, Wild Raphanus raphanistrum
  • Shepherds-purse Capsella bursa-pastoris

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Dithiopyr, Isoxaben, Oryzalin
  • Post Emergence: 2,4-D, Bromoxynil, Carfentrazone, Chlorsulfuron, Dicamba

Please note: one or more of these active ingredients may exist in combination-type brand name products. Any material used for herbicidal control of any plant may vary in efficacy. Please read the full disclaimer on herbicide usage.