Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Raphanus raphanistrum L. image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration
Family Brassicaceae
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"
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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

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