Annual Wall-rocket - Diplotaxis muralis


    Short to medium, much branched, yellow green, foetid plant. Stems hairless, or bristly below. Leaves mostly in a basal rosette, elliptical, toothed or lobed, long stalked. Flowers four petalled, and sulphur yellow, 10 to 15 mm. Seed capsule is 18 to 45 mm long and ascending.

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance

    Glabrous or sparsely hairy; leaves mostly in basal rosette, lobed

    Recording advice

    General photo of flowering plant in habitat


    Rocky and dry places, walls, quarries etc.

    When to see it

    June to September.

    Life History

    Usually annual.

    UK Status

    Fairly widespread in Britain, but scarce in many parts of the north and west.

    VC55 Status

    Not common in Leicestershire + Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 24 of the 617 tetrads.

    In the current Checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Alien (casual); rare

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map