Biscutella auriculata is a species of medicinal and herbaceous plant belonging to the family Brassicaceae. It is native to southern Europe and North Africa.
Brassicaceae or Cruciferae is a medium-sized and economically important family of flowering plants commonly known as the mustards, the crucifers, or the cabbage family. The family contains 372 genera and 4,060 accepted species. Brassicaceae can be found almost on the entire land surface of the planet, but the family is absent from Antarctica, and also absent from some areas in the tropics i.e. northeastern Brazil, the Congo basin, Maritime Southeast Asia and tropical Australasia.