Upper Royce Cyn. Ph. by Jorge Ochoa
East Martis Creek Snapshot Day: May, 2016
Yellowrocket (Barbarea orthoceras) observed growing on bank of Blue Lake Creek side channel
Late flowers and ripening pods on the same patch as seen earlier this spring
San Diego County, California, US
Barbarea orthoceras is a species of flowering plant in the mustard family known by the common name American yellowrocket. It is native to North America, including much of Canada and the western United States, as well as parts of Asia. It grows in moist areas such as meadows and riverbanks. This is a perennial herb producing a stiff, branching stem to heights between 10 and 60 centimeters. The leaves are a few centimeters long and generally...