Rorippa palustris - (L.)Besser.
Common Name Yellow Marsh Cress, Bog yellowcress, Hispid yellowcress, Western bog yellowcress
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Moist places, especially where water stands only in the winter[17].
Range A cosmopolitan plant, found in most regions of the world including Britain.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating  
Moist Soil Wet Soil Semi-shade Full sun

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Rorippa palustris Yellow Marsh Cress,  Bog yellowcress, Hispid yellowcress,  Western bog yellowcress

Rorippa palustris Yellow Marsh Cress,  Bog yellowcress, Hispid yellowcress,  Western bog yellowcress
Physical Characteristics
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Rorippa palustris is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
It is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jun to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

Nasturtium palustre. non Crantz. Sisymbrium amphibium. S. islandica.

 Bog Garden;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

The young leaves, stems and young seedlings can be eaten raw in salads or cooked[2, 46, 61, 144, 183]. A good watercress substitute[183].
Medicinal Uses

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The leaves are antiscorbutic[152].


Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
A plant of moist to wet ground, see habitat for ideas of where to grow it..
Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in situ either as soon as it is ripe in the late summer or in early spring.
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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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