One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A yellow-flowered European plant which resembles mustard and emits a foul smell when crushed.
Diplotaxis muralis, family Cruciferae
- ‘There were some interesting flowers here, including the yellow, rather wallflower-like wall rocket - of which I failed to get a decent photo.’
- ‘The perennial wall rocket can be easily mistaken for the Wild Turnip at first glance because the yellow flowers and slender fruit pods are very similar.’
- ‘Wild arugula (also called wall rocket; botanically Diplotaxis muralis) has small, fleshy leaves and tastes peppery, clean, and sharp.’
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