Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

Please direct any comments to

Thank you.

  Raphanus sativus L. image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

PNW Weed Management Handbook

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Brassicaceae
Raphanus sativus L.
garden radish, wild radish
Raphanus: from the Greek raphanos for "quick-appearing" because of the rapid germination of the seeds
sativus: sown
Hazardous hazard symbol- click for definition
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
Town Range Maps
Google Dot Maps
Status: Introduced - escaped
Plant: annual, 12"-24" tall forb, coarse; from a thick, stout taproot
Flower: purplish to white, 4-parted; inflorescence a clusters (raceme) of stalked flowers
Fruit:cylindrical pod, ribbed but with no dent between the seeds when dry
Leaf:lower leaves oblong, pinnately-divided with the largest part at the end; upper leaves small
Habitat: disturbed areas

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Raphanus list Ethnobotany Information Google- Images or Text

Flora of North America (off site)
Raphanus raphanistrum L. var. sativus (L.) Beck

Botany News/Events
Book We Recommend
Historical Botanists
Other Links
Botanical Club of Wisconsin (off site)
UW-Stevens Point Biology Dept.
Plants of Wisconsin
Vascular Plants
Natural Communities
Botany News/Events
Other Links
Lichens (off site)   
Tom Volk's Fungi (off site)
Taxonomy of Vascular Plants
                          Vascular Plants
Browse by Identification Guides
Family Wildflowers
Genus Trees
Common Names Shrubs
Search by Vines
Names Aquatic-Semi aquatic
Specimens Ferns - Fern Allies
Blooming Times Grasses, Sedges, or Rushes
County & Status Other Resources  
Town Range Taxonomy of Vascular Plants
  WI Checklist & CofC Values
Browse by:
Common Name
Search by:
Copyright 2012 Permissions Contact Us Web Map