Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Armoracia rusticana P.Gaertn., B.Mey. & Scherb. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Janice Stiefel

Janice Stiefel
Family Brassicaceae
Armoracia rusticana P.Gaertn., B.Mey. & Scherb.
horseradish
Armoracia: Celtic name referring to "saline," favorite habitat of this plant
rusticana: rural or from the country, rustic
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Status: Introduced - escaped
Plant: erect, perennial, 2'-3' tall forb, hairless; roots thick
Flower: white, 4-parted, 1/4"-1/2" wide, petals rounded at the top; inflorescence of several clusters (racemes) of stalked flowers; blooms May-July
Fruit:inflated, oval pod with 2 seed chambers fruit drawing
Leaf:large, lower leaves on long stalks, oblong with heart-shaped bases; upper leaves smaller, with short or no stalks
Habitat: moist; gardens, disturbed areas
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Armoracia armoracia (L.) Cockerell ex Daniels
Armoracia lapathifolia Gilib.
Cochlearia armoracia L.
Nasturtium armoracia (L.) Fr.
Radicula armoracia (L.) B.L.Rob.
Rorippa armoracia (L.) Hitchc.

         
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