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Raphanus raphanistrum

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Description

Wild Radish is a weedy annual plant in the mustard family.   It is found in disturbed sides, roadsides and floodplains.  It has an erect to sending habit forming a rossette of deeply lobed basal leaves and as the stems elongate they are covered in alternately arranged narrower leaves.  Flowers are white to yellow pale lilace or pink with four petals and form elongated clusters at the stem tips..  

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weed#weedy#self-seeding#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weed#weedy#self-seeding#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Raphanus
    Species:
    raphanistrum
    Family:
    Brassicaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, Asia, North Africa
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Weed
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Fruit Type:
    Siliqua
    Fruit Description:
    Pods that are green purple when immature yellow-brown to grey with age. Erect pods are on stalks, and contain red-brown egg-shaped seeds.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Rough
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Pinnatisect
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenate
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Green to blue-green with some hairs that make it feel rough to the touch
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Angular
    Stem Description:
    Blue-green angular, unbranched or with a few branches at the base of the plant.
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Problem for Horses
    Weedy