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Creeping Yellowcress (Rorippa sylvestris)

  • Creeping Yellowcress (Rorippa Sylvestris) http://www.sagebud.com/creeping-yellowcress-rorippa-sylvestris
    Credit: Johann Georg Sturm (Painter: Jacob Sturm) | Deutschlands Flora in Abbildungen. | License: PD Old
  • Creeping Yellowcress (Rorippa Sylvestris) http://www.sagebud.com/creeping-yellowcress-rorippa-sylvestris
    Credit: Martin Cilenšek | Scan from Naše škodljive rastl... (1892) | License: PD Old
  • Creeping Yellowcress (Rorippa Sylvestris) http://www.sagebud.com/creeping-yellowcress-rorippa-sylvestris
    Credit: Martin Cilenšek | Scan from Naše škodljive rastl... (1892) | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Creeping Yellowcress (Rorippa Sylvestris) http://www.sagebud.com/creeping-yellowcress-rorippa-sylvestris
    Credit: User:SB_Johnny | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Creeping Yellowcress (Rorippa Sylvestris) http://www.sagebud.com/creeping-yellowcress-rorippa-sylvestris
    Credit: User:SB_Johnny | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Creeping Yellowcress (Rorippa Sylvestris) http://www.sagebud.com/creeping-yellowcress-rorippa-sylvestris
    Credit: User:SB_Johnny | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
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Rorippa Sylvestris, or more commonly know as Creeping Yellowcress, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with green foliage and yellow flowers of the genus Rorippa. It has a moderate growth rate and a height of 0.7 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring and summer, blooms during indeterminate, is somewhat tolerant of shade and is routinely available commercially. Rorippa Sylvestris or Creeping Yellowcress's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Rorippa
  • Family: Brassicaceae
  • Order: Capparales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) CAN (I) GL (I)
  • State Noxious Status: CA (QW) NC (CBW) OR (BDW Q)
  • State Noxious Common Name: CA (creeping yellow field cress) NC (yellow fieldcress) OR (creeping yellow cress)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: STATE
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW) 2(OBL) 3(OBL) 4(FACW+) 5(OBL) 7(OBL) 9(OBL)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: Slow
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • C:N Ratio: Medium
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Porous
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Brown
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Rhizomatous
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Height Mature (feet): 0.7
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Medium
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
  • Cold Stratification Required: Yes
  • Drought Tolerance: None
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: Low
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 110
  • Hedge Tolerance: None
  • Moisture Use: High
  • pH (Minimum): 5
  • pH (Maximum): 8
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 2700
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 4800
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 14
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 55
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 11
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Intermediate
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -28
  • Bloom Period: Indeterminate
  • Commercial Availability: No Known Source
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: High
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: Yes
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: Yes
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 360000
  • Seed Spread Rate: Moderate
  • Seedling Vigor: Medium
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: Moderate




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