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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Teesdalia
W.T. Aiton[1]

Teesdalia is a genus in the plant family Brassicaceae. They are herbaceous plants native mostly to Europe and to the Mediterranean region.[2][3] Shepherdscress is a common name for these plants.[4]


Only two species are currently accepted by The Plant List,[5] although a few others have "unresolved" status:


  1. ^ Aiton, William Townsend. 1812. Hortus Kewensis; or, a Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew. London (2nd ed.) 4: 83.
  2. ^ Oliver Appel: The status of Teesdaliopsis and Teesdalia. (Brassicaceae) In:.. Novon Volume 8, No. 3, 1998, pp. 218
  3. ^ Ihsan Ali Al-Shehbaz, Suzanne I. Warwick. 2008. Proposal to conserve the name Teesdalia (Cruciferae) In:. Taxon 57(4):1357-1358.
  4. ^ "Teesdalia". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  5. ^ The Plant List