Raphanus sativus L.

Raphanus sativus plant

Family - Brassicaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

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Raphanus sativus calyxCalyx.

Raphanus sativus flower

Flowering - May - August.

Habitat - Widely cultivated and escaped to roadsides, waste ground, and railroads.

Origin - Native to Europe.

Other info. - This species is widely cultivated in Missouri and can be found infrequently escaped. The plant has many varieties but all have the expanded, edible root. A similar plant, R. raphanistrum L., has yellow flowers and no expanded root.

Photographs taken at the Kansas City Zoo, 5-10-00.