Common Wintercress
Fact File
Taken at Stevenston on 22nd May 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode
 

 
Common Wintercress.
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Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Barbarea vulgaris.
Brassicaceae.
Biennial Herb
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Fresh or moist places, on roadsides and along rivers.
April - July
30 - 60 cms.
The genus name Barbarea derives from Saint Barbara,
the patron saint of artillerymen and miners, as this plant
in the past was used to soothe the wounds caused by explosions.