Rorippa sylvestris (L.) Besser

Creeping yellowcress

source: SB Johnny (2007), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)
source: SB Johnny (2007), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)


GrinTax Rorippa sylvestris (L.) Besser
The Plant list Rorippa sylvestris (L.) Besser
English name Creeping yellowcress

Crop relationship
Variableleaf yellowcress taxon group 4

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence common
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe largest part of Europe
Asia -
Africa -
North-America S-North-America
South-America -
Australia naturalized in some regions
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, July 2017
Distribution data GBIF, July 2017

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information