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Scurvy-Grass Yellow Cress   
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Scurvy-Grass Yellow Cress
A Native Unknown Photo: Nidhan Singh
Common name: Scurvy-Grass Yellow Cress
Botanical name: Rorippa cochlearioides    Family: Brassicaceae (Mustard family)
Synonyms: Cochlearia cochlearioides, Alyssum cochlearioides, Cochlearia flava

Scurvy-Grass Yellow Cress is an annual, erect, diffusely branched, hairless herb, with lanceshaped leaves, pinnately lobed, eared at base, up to 12 cm long. Flower racemes are 4-15 cm long, numerous. Flowers are small, yellow. Petals are 1-1.5 mm long, ovate-oblong, shortly clawed, yellow. Sepals are 1 mm long, ovate, spreading. Fruits are spherical, smooth; valves membranous, nerveless; style short, thick. Seeds numerous, rugose, funicles thread-like. Scurvy-Grass Yellow Cress is found in upper and lower Gangetic Plains and Gujarat. Flowering: November-February.

Identification credit: Nidhan Singh Photographed in Kaithal, Haryana.

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