Barbarea vulgaris – Wintercress

Wintercress/ Yellow rocket (Barbarea vulgaris) is an edible and invasive spring green that is in the mustard family. All plants in the mustard family are edible. Wintercress can be identified by its alternate and hairless leaves and bright yellow flowers which have 4 petals and 6 stamens (2 of which are short and 4 are […]

Cardamine hirsuta – Hairy Bittercress

Hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta) is an edible plant in the mustard family whose leaves can be used as microgreens. Hairy bittercress is named for the tiny hairs that appear on its leaves and stems. It can also be identified by its small white flowers with four petals that are produced in spring. Hairy bittercress thrives […]

Cardamine diphylla – Two-leaved Toothwort

  Two-leaved Toothwort (Cardamine diphylla) is a native, edible plant in the brassicaceae (mustard) family. From the root of Two-leaved Toothwort emerges 2 leaves, each with 3 coarsely toothed leaflets. The plant emerges early in spring and blooms from mid-April to mid-May. Two-leaved Toothwort can be found in most of Eastern North America. It often […]

Thlaspi arvense – Field Pennycress

Field Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) is a non-native, edible mustard. Field pennycress has alternate, hairless leaves with wavy margins. It produces clusters of white flowers with four petals at the top of the stems. Young leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. After the plant flowers, the leaves will be more bitter. The seeds can be […]