Annual wallrocket (Diplotaxis muralis)

Annual wallrocket Synonyms: Sisymbrium murale

Description: First collected in Michigan in Kent County in 1895.

Habit: Slender annual with a basal rosette.

Leaves: Lobed, rosette forming, 2-9 cm long, 1-3 cm wide.

Stems: Tall, unbranched, reaching a height of 15-60 cm, extends at an angle, sparsely hairy to the inflorescence.

Flowers: Yellow in color, oblong sepals with longer, obovate petals.

Fruit and seeds: Capsule, long, cylindrical, short beak, 2 rows of yellow-brown seeds, ovoid or ellipsoid shaped.

Habitat: Native to Europe. Can be found in railroads, roadsides, gravel pits, sidewalk cracks, lawns and disturbed sites.

Reproduction: By seed.

Credits: The information provided in this factsheet was gathered from the University of Michigan Herbarium and Wikipedia.

Individual species images that appear with a number in a black box are courtesy of the Bugwood.org network (http://www.invasive.org).Individual photo author credits may not be included due to the small display size of the images and subsequent difficulty of reading the provided text. All other images appear courtesy of Google (http://images.google.com).


Common Name:

Annual wallrocket

Scientific Name:

Diplotaxis muralis

Family:

Brassicaceae
(Mustard)

Duration:

Annual, Biennial

Habit:

Herbs

USDA Symbol:

DIMU2