Barbarea vulgaris   Common Winter-cress CC DD N

Barbarea vulgaris flowers Barbarea vulgaris fruit Barbarea vulgaris leaf

There are four species of Barbarea all of which grow somewhere near the Frodsham site and all have been recorded at sometime in Cheshire. Try as I might though I couldn't make the Winter-cress plants from either site into anything but the common one, the upper leaves and lower leaves fitting the descriptions in various flora.

Barbarea vulgaris is a common plant throughout the British Isles and Ireland but records decrease near the north coast of Scotland.

LHS and Middle: Verge near Stanner Rocks Wales 11th May 2007 RHS: Frodsham roadside 14th June 2005

Added on October 13th 2005, updated 22nd October 2008, updated 3rd March 2010

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