Upper Royce Cyn. Ph. by Jorge Ochoa
at edge of dried-up stream
Early Wintercress (Barbarea verna)
yellow flowers spotted in recently disturbed area (felling of Fraxinus pennsylvanica due to EAB)
Weedy onside of track beneath broadleaved forest
Barbarea (winter cress or yellow rocket) is a genus of about 22 species of flowering plants in the family Brassicaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, with the highest species diversity in southern Europe and southwest Asia. They are small herbaceous biennial or perennial plants with dark green, deeply lobed leaves and yellow flowers with four petals.