Diplotaxis tenuifolia (L.) DC.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Diplotaxis tenuifolia (L.) DC.

  • Description

    Species Description - Glabrous or subglabrous, taprooted perennial (but sometimes blooming the first year), erect, 3–8 dm; lvs mostly cauline but below the middle of the stem, somewhat fleshy and glaucous, foetid when crushed, oblanceolate to narrowly oblong, toothed to more often deeply pinnatifid; lower pedicels becoming remote and 2–3 cm; pet yellow; frs ascending, 2–5 cm, the base of the valves elevated 1–2 mm above the scars of the perianth; 2n=22. Native of Europe, established as a weed in waste places here and there in our range, especially northward, and in w. U.S. May–Sept.

  • Common Names

    slimleaf wall-rocket