Rorippa palustris var. fernaldiana (Butters & Abbe) Stuckey
Marsh Yellow Cress
Family - Brassicaceae
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Flowering - May - October.
Habitat - Wet soils, oxbow lake margins, river bottoms, sloughs, ditches, wet woods, railroads.
Origin - Native to U.S., also in Eurasia and Greenland.
Other info. - This species is very common in Missouri, being found along almost every river and ditch. The plant can be distinguished from other members in the genus by its showy flower petals, rhizomes, and lyrate pinnatifid leaves (which are serrate on the margins). Other members of the genus have small flowers which are not well developed.
Photographs taken along the shores of the Neusse River, Kingston, NC., 7-16-02.