Taxon: Barbarea vulgaris W. T. Aiton

Genus: Barbarea
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
      Tribe: Cardamineae
Nomen number: 6491
Place of publication: Hortus kew. ed. 2, 4:109. 1812
Comment: R. Brown is considered to have authored the Brassicaceae in Aiton's Hortus kew. ed. 2 (see TL-2 Suppl. III: 141), but with no indication of this in the work itself Aiton is author of new names therein (Melbourne ICN Art. 46, Note 3, but see Ex. 23)
Name Verified on: 25-Sep-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production (fide V. Dorofeev, pers. comm. 1996)
  • Human food: vegetable (fide Eur Gard F)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • China: China - Heilongjiang, - Jiangsu, - Jilin, - Xinjiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, - Honshu, - Kyushu, - Ryukyu Islands, - Shikoku
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia - Eastern Siberia; Russian Federation-Western Siberia - Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Iraq; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India - Sikkim, - Himachal Pradesh, - Jammu and Kashmir, - Tamil Nadu, - Uttar Pradesh, - Arunachal Pradesh; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Ireland; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • : Canada; United States
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina - Chubut, - Rio Negro


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Check other web resources for Barbarea vulgaris W. T. Aiton :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image