Winter Cress (Winter Rocket, Wintercress, Bittercress, Yellowrocket, Yellow Rocket)

 Feed in Moderation
  • Common Name: Winter Cress (Winter Rocket, Wintercress, Bittercress, Yellowrocket, Yellow Rocket)
  • Latin Name: Barbarea vulgaris
  • Family Name: Brassicaceae
Like all members of the Brassica family, this plant contains goitrogens, which can interfere with the body's ability to absorb iodine, so feed in moderation only.  It is a frost-hardy plant and so could be a useful small addition to the diet in winter, when other plants are scarce.

Do not confuse with other plants that have similar common names such as Rocket and Bittercress, which are related, but are different plants.



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