Photographer: from USDA Plants website
Raphanus raphanistrum L.
jointed charlock, white charlock, wild radish
Raphanus: from the Greek raphanos for "quick-appearing" because of the rapid germination of the seeds
raphanistrum: Latin from Greek rhaphanis for "radish"
|Status: ||Introduced - naturalized|
|Plant: ||annual, 12"-24" tall forb, coarse; a stout taproot|
|Flower: ||yellow to white, 4-parted; inflorescence a cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms June-Aug.|
|Fruit:||cylindrical pod ribbed and dented between the seeds when dry|
|Leaf:||lower leaves oblong, pinnately-divided with the largest segment at the end; upper leaves small|
|Habitat: ||disturbed areas|