What plant is this and is it edible?

Asked April 5, 2016, 3:34 PM EDT

What plant is this? It's growing on my property in eastern Iowa, downhill from a gravel road. I thought it was watercress, but it doesn't look quite right and not in the right area. Kind smells like radish.

Jackson County Iowa plant identification edible plants horticulture

1 Response

Rocket, yellow (Barbarea vulgaris), my source says it has been eaten but consumption is not recommended because it has been associated with kidney failure.