Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Barbarea orthoceras Ledebour
(Yellow Rocket)

Family: Brassicaceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
None

Barbarea orthoceras is an exotic mustard with small bright yellow flowers in apical clusters with upright siliques with short 1mm beaks underneath. The leaves are mostly basal and are cleft near the base and pinnatifid higher on the stem. Barbarea orthoceras is found along streams at middle elevation.
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Barbarea orthoceras, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, along the West Fork of the Gila River, May 26, 2013



Barbarea orthoceras, growth habit, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, along the West Fork of the Gila River, May 26, 2013



Barbarea orthoceras, basal leaves, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, along the West Fork of the Gila River, May 26, 2013



Barbarea orthoceras, upper stems, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, along the West Fork of the Gila River, May 26, 2013



Barbarea orthoceras, macro of inflorescence and siliques, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, along the West Fork of the Gila River, May 26, 2013


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