Rorippa palustris   Marsh Yellow-cress C DD N

Rorippa palustris whole Rorippa palustris close

This plant grows to about 50 cm and has short stumpy fruits pointing in all directions around the flowering stem (c.f. R. islandica which has similar fruits just on one side). It is fairly common throughout England, southern Scotland and Ireland but less common in Wales. Despite its name it will grow in merely damp places and doesn't need boggy ground to thrive.

Banks of Stocks reservoir, Lancashire 22nd September 2005

Added on November 17th 2005, updated January 17th 2012

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