Great Yellow-cress - Rorippa amphibia
Medium to tall plant with runners. Lower leaves toothed, sometimes pinnately lobed and short stalked, upper leaves lanceolate, unstalked. Flowers bright yellow, 5 to 6 mm, petals twice as long as sepals.
other Rorippa and yellow crucifers in wet places
Upper leaves toothed but not lobed; seed-pods short, oval
General photo of plant in habitat, showing leaves and flowers/fruit
Margins of rivers, canals and reservoirs and occasionally in marshes and pond margins.
June to August.
Widespread in southern Britain less frequent elsewhere.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 106 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current Checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Native, locally frequent
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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