Taxonomy

Erucastrum gallicum | Hairy Rocket

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not Assessed    

Native status

Non-native

First reported in the wild

1927

Invasiveness

Invasive species - risk of Medium Impact

Irish status

Occasionally present, casual, vagrant, migratory

Introduction pathways - 1

Transport Contaminant

Introduction pathways subclass - 1

Seed contaminant

Invasive score

17

NAPRA Ireland risk assessed

No

Species Biology

Identification

Annual weed, up to 60cm tall, leaves deeply pinnate with yellow flowers (Stace, 1997).

Preferred environment

Arable and waste ground

Habitat

Constructed, industrial and other artificial habitats

Pathway and vector description

Introduced as a contaminant in seed and animal feed (Reynolds, 2002).

Broad environment

Terrestrial

Habitat description

Casual species, not thought to be established or spreading in Ireland, found on waste ground and roadsides (Reynolds, 2002; Stace, 1997).

Species group

Plant

Native region

Europe

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Occasionally present - Present at a number of sites but not thought to persist.

Native distribution

Native to central Europe.

Temporal change

Date of first record category

1921-1930

Fifty year date category

1901-1950

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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How can you help

Report any sightings to the National Biodiversity Data Centre.

References

Publications

Reynolds, S.C.P. (2002) A catalogue of alien plants in Ireland. National Botanic Gardens. Glasnevin, Dublin. Stace, C. (1997). New Flora of the British Isles 2nd Edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Online Atlas of British and Irish Flora