Barbarea vulgaris Aiton 1812 (Family Brassicaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 20-90cm
Never Mycorrhizal
Biennial, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - August (Earliest: 7.4)

Protective Chemicals
Glucosinolates Glucobarbarin, Glucobrassicin, Gluconasturtiin
Saponins Hederagenin Cellobioside, Oleanolic Acid Cellobioside

Biotopes:
Meadows

Around Buildings
Flower Visitors:
Bombus pascuorum

Bombus pratorum

Pieris napi

Phorbia fumigata

Rhingia campestris

Empis opaca

Brassicogethes aeneus

Aplotarsus angustulus
Parasites:
Liriomyza bryoniae
Herbivores:
Pieris napi Larva

Pieris rapae

Cnephasia incertana

Evergestis pallidata Larva

Athalia rosae Larva

Several Chrysomelidae
Granivores:
Anthocharis cardamines Larva

Cauchas rufimitrella Larva

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Common Wintercress


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005 J.K. Lindsey

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