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Rorippa islandica (northern marsh yellowcress)

Synonyms: Nasturtium sylvestre

Wikipedia Abstract

Rorippa is a flowering plant genus in the mustard family, Brassicaceae, native to Europe through central Asia, Africa, and North America. Rorippa species are annual to perennial herbs, usually with yellow flowers and a peppery flavour. They are known commonly as yellowcresses. Rorippa formerly included several species of watercress, now placed in the genus Nasturtium. In particular, R. nasturtium-aquaticum (now N. officinale) and R. microphylla (now N. microphyllum) are often referred to as species of Rorippa. There are about 75 to 85 species in the genus. Species include:
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Height [1]  12 inches (.3 m)
Light Preference [2]  Mostly Sunny
Soil Acidity [2]  Neutral
Soil Fertility [2]  Intermediate
Soil Moisture [2]  Damp
Lifespan [1]  Annual
Structure [3]  Herb

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Baikalskiy Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik Ia 458883 Russia  
Bluestone National Scenic River National River and Wild and Scenic Riverway V 3517 West Virginia, United States
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Hist. Park National Historical Park V 19586 Maryland, District of Columbia, United States
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Ib 591068 Alaska, United States
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park VI 715 West Virginia, United States
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
Katmai National Park and Preserve Ib 421782 Alaska, United States
Kedrovaya Pad Zapovednik Ia 44224 Primorsky Krai , Russia
Kobuk Valley National Park Ib 1576553 Alaska, United States
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Ib 386679 Alaska, United States
Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve (Natn'l Park) National Park II 51235 Kentucky, United States
Mount Mitchell State Park   North Carolina, United States
National Capital Region - East National Park   District of Columbia, United States
New River Gorge National River National River and Wild and Scenic Riverway V 55591 West Virginia, United States
Palava Protected Landscape Area V   Czech Republic  
Rahasane Turlough SPA 547 Ireland  
Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve 277252 Saskatchewan, Canada
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Southern Appalachian Biosphere Reserve 37548505 North Carolina, Tennessee, United States  
Tsentral'no-Lesnoy Biosphere Reserve Ia 62630 Russia  
Woodland Caribou Provincial Wilderness Park Provincial Park II 1072124 Ontario, Canada


Anthocharis cardamines (Orange Tip Butterfly)[4]
Baris lepidii[5]
Ceutorhynchus querceti[5]
Contarinia nasturtii[5]
Lipaphis erysimi (Turnip aphid)[5]
Pieris napi (Green-veined White Butterfly)[4]
Pieris rapae (imported cabbageworm)[4]
Poophagus sisymbrii[5]


Pollinated by 
Bibio albipennis (March fly)[4]
Copromyza equina[4]
Elachiptera costata[4]
Hydrotaea ignava[4]
Parhelophilus divisus[4]
Phasia robertsonii[4]
Photinus pyralis (common eastern firefly)[4]
Rhamphomyia priapulus[4]
Themira putris[4]
Triepeolus donatus[4]
Urosigalphus femoratus[4]
Zaira georgiae[4]




Attributes / relations provided by
1PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish Plants: Status, Size, Life History, Geography and Habitats, M. O. Hill, C. D. Preston & D. B. Roy, Biological Records Centre, NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (2004)
2ECOFACT 2a Technical Annex - Ellenberg’s indicator values for British Plants, M O Hill, J O Mountford, D B Roy & R G H Bunce (1999)
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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