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Rorippa amphibia
Scientific classification


75–85; see text

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[1] to 85[2][3] species in the genus.

Species include:[1][4][5][6][7]


  1. ^ a b Rorippa. Flora of China.
  2. ^ Rorippa. The Jepson eFlora 2013.
  3. ^ Rorippa. Flora of North America.
  4. ^ GRIN Species Records of Rorippa. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN).
  5. ^ Rorippa. Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  6. ^ Rorippa. USDA PLANTS.
  7. ^ Rorippa species list. Flora of North America.
  8. ^ a b De Lange, P.J.; Heenan, P.B.; Townsend, A.J. (2009). "Rorippa laciniata (Brassicaceae), a new addition to the flora of New Zealand". New Zealand Journal of Botany. 47 (2): 133–137. doi:10.1080/00288250909509800.

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