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Barbarea orthoceras - Ledeb.                
                 
Common Name American Yellowrocket
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
Synonyms B. americana. Rydb. B. stricta. non Andrz.
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Banks of streams, in swamps or on wet rocks, Labrador to Alaska and south to California[43].
Range N. America. N.E. Asia.
Edibility Rating  
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary       

Physical Characteristics       
 
Barbarea orthoceras is a PERENNIAL. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Flies, bees, beetles, self.The plant is self-fertile.


USDA hardiness zone : Coming soon


Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Barbarea orthoceras American Yellowrocket


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Barbarea orthoceras American Yellowrocket
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Habitats       
 Bog Garden; Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses                                         
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - raw or cooked[177]. The rosettes of the dark green shiny leaves are eaten raw or cooked[257]. A hot, cress-like flavour.
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details                                         
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in sun or shade in a moist well-drained soil[200].
                                                                                 
Propagation                                         
Seed - sow in situ in early spring to early summer.
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Expert comment                                         
 
      
Author                                         
Ledeb.
                                                                                 
Botanical References                                         
43
                                                                                 
Links / References                                         

[43]Fernald. M. L. Gray's Manual of Botany.
A bit dated but good and concise flora of the eastern part of N. America.
[177]Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption.
An excellent book for the dedicated. A comprehensive listing of latin names with a brief list of edible parts.
[200]Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
[257]Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany
Very comprehensive but terse guide to the native uses of plants. Excellent bibliography, fully referenced to each plant, giving a pathway to further information. Not for the casual reader.

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