Raphanus raphanistrum L. - Wild Radish

Raphanus raphanistrum plant

Family - Brassicaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Raphanus raphanistrum leaves

Raphanus raphanistrum leaves

Raphanus raphanistrum basalsBasal rosette in-situ.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Raphanus raphanistrum inflorescence

Flowers - No info. yet.

Raphanus raphanistrum calyxCalyx.

Raphanus raphanistrum flower

Raphanus raphanistrum fruitFruit.

Flowering - May - November.

Habitat - Waste ground, roadsides, railroads.

Origin - Native to Europe.

Other info. - This species can be found infrequently in much of Missouri. In more southern states, this species is extremely common along roadsides.
The plant is very much like the cultivated Radish, R. sativus L., but has no expanded root. The cultivated Radish has pink flowers.

Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 6-5-02, near Jacksonville, NC., 3-1-03, and at Auburn University, 2-19-05.


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