Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum)


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Family Brassicaceae ( Cruciferae)

Medium, roughly hairy Anual, slighly resembling Charlock but with the teeth of the upper leaves blunt . Flowers large ( 25 - 35 mm) , pale yellow or white with lilac veins. Flowering May to September . Pods long and markedly beaded breaking esasily at the joints . Bare and waste ground

Similar to garden vegetable gone to seed. Flowers can be yellow, white or mauve, noticeably veined. Pods are beaded and break between the single-seeded beads, unlike most crucifer pods which divide down their length.

Other features: Leaves lobed or the uppermost merely toothed. all bristly, even the uppermost having spine-like hairs on its undersurface.