Scientific NameBarbarea verna
Synonyms (former Scientific Names):
Early yellowrocket is an erect growing winter biennial. It reaches heights 3-8dm tall.
Leaves are in a basal rosette and are pinnately compound. Each leaf can have 4-10 pairs of lateral lobes.
Leaves and stems are hairless, but leaf stalks may have hairs. Lower leaves will be fused to the stem with no leaf stalk.
Flower Seed Head
Flower petals are yellow and 7-10mm long.
Fruits are 5-7cm long with olive/brown seed.
Early yellowrocket is commonly found in disturbed, damp habitats.
upright and nonwoody
Thorns or Spines
Approximate Flower Diameter
Dominant Flower Color
shorter than leaf
Stem Cross Section
round or oval