Diplotaxis muralis (L.) DC.
Common Name: WALL ROCKET
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

Diplotaxis muralis B. S. Walters

A European native, found as a weed of railroads, roadsides, gravel pits, sidewalk cracks, lawns, and disturbed places. First collected in Michigan in Kent Co. in 1895, but only quite recently becoming frequent in sandy or gravelly disturbed ground, especially in the northern Lower Peninsula.

Normally a slender annual with basal rosette, but sometimes close to D. tenuifolia in habit. The stem extends at an angle from the ground, rather than being strictly erect. The stems are sparsely retrorsely hairy to the inflorescence, while in D. tenuifolia, the stems are glabrous except sometimes near the base.


Alpena County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Charlevoix County
Cheboygan County
Emmet County
Houghton County
Kent County
Leelanau County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Saginaw County
St. Clair County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. September 22, 2021. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=639.