Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1211

Forb
Winter annual

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate (reduced upward)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow or white with contrasting veins (rarely lavender, pink, or orange)
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
6 stamens strongly tetradynamous (2 short, 4 long)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Silique

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Brassicales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Raphanus raphanistrum ssp. raphanistrum   FAMILY Brassicaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Raphanus raphanistrum   FAMILY Brassicaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-10-001:
Raphanus raphanistrum   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Raphanus raphanistrum ssp. raphanistrum

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Radish, Jointed Charlock, White Charlock


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image of Raphanus raphanistrum ssp. raphanistrum

Frank Bridges    fab_raphanusbloom

March    Fulton County    GA

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Flowers distinctive: yellowish petals veined with lilac, turning white w age, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Raphanus raphanistrum ssp. raphanistrum

Frank Bridges    fab_raphanusleaf

March    Fulton County    GA

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Basal lvs deeply dissected, upper lobed, coarsely dentate, crenate or serrate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Raphanus raphanistrum ssp. raphanistrum

JK Marlow    jkm0204j_11

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Raphanus raphanistrum ssp. raphanistrum

JK Marlow    jkm0404k_15

April    Greenville County    SC

Field

image of Raphanus raphanistrum ssp. raphanistrum

JK Marlow    jkm0404k_25

April    Greenville County    SC

Field