Flowers in racemes, often branched. Sepals to c. 3 mm long. Petals yellow.
Siliqua linear, 4-angled, beakless; valves with midvein distinct to apex; seeds in 1 row per loculus.
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|1||Upper stem leaves pinnatifid with linear lobes; pedicel curved, spreading, stout, more than half as broad as siliqua; seeds rounded, not marginate||Barbarea verna|
|Upper stem leaves simple and more or less toothed or lyrate-pinnatisect with 1 pair of lobes; pedicel erect to spreading, less than half as broad as siliqua; seeds with a narrow warty wing||Barbarea grayi|