Botanical name: Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa Family: Brassicaceae (Mustard family)
Synonyms: Eruca sativa, Brassica eruca, Brassica erucoides
Rocket Salad is an annual salad plant that has leaves similar in taste and appearance to its relative, the radish (Raphanus sativus). The leaves are 3-7 in long and deeply lobed, like those of dandelions. Arugula is best used as a salad green when it's young, just 1 ft or so tall. It will eventually produce stems 2-3 ft in height, topped with white cross shaped flowers that are very similar to those of radish. Several cultivars have been bred.
The flower labeled Rocket Salad is ...