Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Raphanus sativus L. image
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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
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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

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