Rorippa austriaca (Crantz) Besser

Locations ofRorippa austriaca (Crantz) Besser in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Rorippa austriaca (Crantz) Besser
Common Name
Austrian Yellow Cress
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Not in Flora of Virginia (discovered after its publication)
This European species has long been known in the northeastern U.S. south to Pennsylvania, as well as in the West. It was discovered in a hay meadow in Frederick County in vegetative condition in July, 2014, but not identified until the following year. Apparently, the species rarely matures seed, but it's deep-seated, creeping roots allows it to persist and spread vegetatively. It is considered a noxious weed in some western states.
Hay meadow in Virginia; low fields and wetlands to the north.
Native Status

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