Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Winter annual/Biennial/Rarely perennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
6 stamens tetradynamous (2 short, 4 long)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Silique

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Brassicales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Barbarea verna   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Barbarea verna   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-22-001:
Barbarea verna   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Campe verna

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Barbarea verna

 

COMMON NAME:
Early Winter-cress, Creasy


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_bave_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm150407_156

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Basal leaves pinnatifid with a large terminal lobe, 4-10 pr of lateral lobes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Barbarea verna, image of Barbarea verna

JK Marlow    jkm150407_157

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

The cauline leaves are similar to the basal leaves, but much reduced, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Barbarea verna, image of Barbarea verna

JK Marlow    jkm150407_158

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

picture of Barbarea verna, image of Barbarea verna

JK Marlow    jkm150407_160b

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Flowers are about 1/4" wide (vs. about 1/2" wide in Brassica), per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Barbarea verna, image of Barbarea verna

JK Marlow    jkm0505g_02

May    Transylvania County    NC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm0505g_07

May    Transylvania County    NC

Roadside

Fruits erect to ascending, not appressed to rachis, per Flora of North America.

picture of Barbarea verna, image of Barbarea verna

JK Marlow    jkm0505g_08

May    Transylvania County    NC

Roadside

Fruiting pedicels divaricate to ascending, stout (almost as broad as fruit), per Flora of North America.

picture of Barbarea verna, image of Barbarea verna

JK Marlow    jkm0505g_10

May    Transylvania County    NC

Roadside

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbarbareaverna_pw375

May