Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Brassica rapa L. image
Photographer: Robert H. Read           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Dennis W. Woodland

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Brassicaceae
Brassica rapa L.
field mustard, rape mustard, turnip
Brassica: Latin name for "cabbage"
rapa: an old Italian name for turnips
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: erect, annual, to 24" tall forb; bulbous, reddish, edible root
Flower: yellow, 4-parted, 1/4" wide; inflorescence a loose clusters (raceme) of stalked flowers
Fruit:long, thin pod, round in cross section, mostly pointing upward and widely spaced
Leaf:lower leaves stalked, more or less pinnately lobed; upper leaves stalkless and clasping the stem
Notes: this includes many different species, many of which are cultivated vegetables

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Brassica rapa L. var. rapa

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