The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Arugula, Rocket, Rucola

Latin Name:

Eruca sativa

Plant Type:


Edible Part:

Leaves, Flowers


Arugula, eruca, or rocket is an edible annual plant in the family Brassicaceae used as a leaf vegetable for its fresh, tart, bitter, and peppery flavor. Like all members of the Brassica family, arugula is goitrogenic and should be fed sparingly.