Barbarea verna (Mill.) Asch.
Common Name: EARLY WINTER CRESS
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad B-Forb

Barbarea verna ex W. H. Wagner slide collection

A native of Europe, local in fields and open disturbed ground. First collected in 1900 in Kent Co.

The pedicel and distinctive short beak (1.2 mm or less long) are almost as thick as the body of the fruit in this species, in contrast to the more slender structures of B. vulgaris. Furthermore, the silique is much longer. The basal leaves have more lateral lobes than our other species.

Locations

Berrien County
Cass County
Grand Traverse County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Monroe County
Oakland County
Van Buren County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=610.