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
Link to protologue:
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: 1 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

    • Eastern 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