Barbarea orthoceras Ledeb.
FamilyCruciferae — APG family: Brassicaceae
SynonymsBarbarea americana Rydb.
Common namewinter cress
DescriptionGlabrous; stem tall, strict, not much branched; lower leaves lyrate, with large, apical lobe, upper lyrate-pinnatifid or entire, ovate, coarsely toothed; petals yellow or pale yellow; siliques erect, appressed, with thick beak about 0.5-1 mm long.
EcologyBanks of streams, moist places, to at least 1,000 meters in McKinley Park and the Yukon.
Broken line on circumpolar map indicates range of B. stricta Andrz.
UsesThe young leaves are eaten raw or boiled by the natives.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.