West Highland Flora

Wild Radish


Raphanus raphanistrum

 

Raphanus raphanistrum

Photo Carl Farmer
22 Nov 2002 Portree, Skye

Occasional on waste or cultivated ground

Flower diameter c 25-30 mm

ID: Looks like a 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.  The fruit is 2.5-5.5 mm wide, compared to 4.5-10 mm wide in Sea Radish, which is a coastal plant.

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

 

  Raphanus raphanistrum

Photo Carl Farmer
22 Nov 2002 Portree, Skye

 
     
     
     
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