Erucastrum gallicum (Willd.) O.E. Schulz

Hairy rocket

source: Stefan lefnaer (2015), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (license CCASA 4.0 International)
source: Stefan lefnaer (2015), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (license CCASA 4.0 International)


GrinTax Erucastrum gallicum (Willd.) O.E. Schulz
The Plant list Erucastrum gallicum (Willd.) O.E. Schulz
English name Hairy rocket

Crop relationship
Rapeseed secondary genepool
Turnip secondary genepool
Ethiopian cabbage tertiary genepool
Mustard tertiary genepool

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity naturalized in 19th century
Trend since 1950 strongly decreasing (50-75%)
Presence relatively rare
Status Red List: near threatened
Legal protection unlisted

Conservation in the Netherlands

A) In protected areas per province

For subareas the link to the larger area is provided.

a = actually present, p = possible
(see: About CWRnl / Methodology)


  • Almeerderhout (SBB [p])
  • Harderbos (NM [p], SBB [p])


  • Vlieland (SBB [p])


  • Bemmelse Gendtse en Klompenwaard (SBB [p])
  • Buren (SBB [p])
  • Doddendaal (SBB [a])
  • Duivelsberg (SBB [p])
  • Gorssel (SBB [p])
  • Haaften (SBB [p])
  • IJsselwaarden Zuidwest (SBB [p])
  • Linge Oevers-Oost (SBB [p])
  • Lingebos (SBB [p])
  • Loenense en Oosterhoutsewaard (SBB [p])
  • Loevestein (SBB [p])
  • Meinerswijk-Lingezegen (SBB [p])
  • Ooijpolder en Millingerwaard (SBB [p])
  • Oostereng (SBB [p])
  • Oude Rijnstrangen (SBB [a])
  • Plasserwaard (SBB [p])
  • Sint Andries (SBB [a])
  • Soelen (SBB [p])
  • Tielerwaard Komgronden (SBB [p])
  • Waarden bij Heesselt (SBB [p])
  • Waarden bij Nieuweschans (SBB [p])
  • Waarden bij Poederoijen (SBB [p])
  • Waarden bij Wamel (SBB [p])
  • Wageningse Uiterwaarden (SBB [a])
  • Winterswijk (SBB [a])


  • St. Jan Sleutelbergbos (SBB [p])


  • Cuijkse Land (SBB [p])
  • De Biesbosch (SBB [p])
  • Maasuiterwaarden (NM [p])
  • Nederhemert (SBB [p])
  • Oost- en Noordwaard (SBB [p])
  • Waarden bij Gameren (SBB [p])


  • Gaasp en Diem (SBB [p])
  • Haarlemmermeer-Zuid (SBB [p])


  • Bathmen (SBB [p])


  • Amerongse Bovenpolder (SBB [p])
  • Angstel (SBB [p])
  • De Waarden (SBB [p])
  • Overlangbroek (SBB [p])


  • Grevelingen (SBB [a])
  • Zuid-Beveland (SBB [p])


  • Alblasserbos (SBB [p])
  • Hondswaard (SBB [p])
  • Lekuiterwaarden Noord (SBB [p])
  • Scheelhoek (NM [p])
  • Voorne-Putten (SBB [p])

B) In genebank

  • CGN: no material

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence
  • green: management type maps with areas that qualify for financial support (largely representing the Dutch network of protected areas). Protected water areas are not shown (IJsselmeer, Markermeer and all Frisian lakes, Randmeren & Vechtplassen).

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe largest part of Europe
Asia -
Africa -
North-America naturalized
South-America -
Australia -
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, June 2016 & January 2018 (
Distribution data GBIF, June 2016 & January 2018 (

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information