Eruca vesicaria (Common names)

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Names in common use


  • English: rocket, rokka1 (UK); rocket salad, roquette, arrugula (USA)
  • German: Rauke, Ölrauke; Rickelsalat (Austria)
  • Dutch: raket
  • Swedish: vitrauke
  • Danish: salatsennep
  • Norwegian:
  • Icelandic:


  • French: roquette
  • Italian: rucola, ruchetta, ruca
  • Spanish: oruga; roqueta, oruga (Argentina)
  • Catalan: ruca, ruqueta
  • Portuguese: eruca; pinchão (Brazil)
  • Romanian:


  • Russian: индау, миндау - indau, mindau
  • Polish: rokietta
  • Czech: roketa
  • Slovak:
  • Bulgarian: ерука - eruka
  • Croatian: riga; rokula, rukula, rukula, rigula, rigola
  • Serb:
  • Slovenian:


  • Latvian:
  • Lithuanian:
  • Albanian:
  • Greek: ρόκα, ρούκα, αρώματος, αζούματα (pl.) - roka, rouka, aromatos, azoumata
  • Turkish: rokka
  • Maltese:
  • Hungarian: borsmustár
  • Finnish:
  • Estonian:

Sources and commentaries

  • English
    • (1) when imported from Cyprus.
  • Czech
    • roketa (Valíček, 1989)