OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (2/8/20):
Brassica rapa   FAMILY Brassicaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Brassica rapa var. rapa   FAMILY Brassicaceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 088-11-005?:
Brassica napus   FAMILY Brassicaceae

INCLUDING Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Brassica rapa

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Brassica campestris

 

COMMON NAME:
Turnip, Field Mustard, Field Rape, Chinese Cabbage


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image of Brassica rapa, Turnip, Field Mustard, Field Rape, Chinese Cabbage

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_brca2_001_lvd

        

image of Brassica rapa, Turnip, Field Mustard, Field Rape, Chinese Cabbage

JK Marlow    jkm190427_7817

April    Jackson County    SC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Field Mustard is the wild ancestor of the cultivated turnip, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Brassica rapa, Turnip, Field Mustard, Field Rape, Chinese Cabbage

JK Marlow    jkm190427_7951

April    Jackson County    SC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves not lustrous; flower petals deep yellow, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Brassica rapa, Turnip, Field Mustard, Field Rape, Chinese Cabbage

JK Marlow    jkm190427_7953

April    Jackson County    SC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Terminal lobe of stem leaves wider than lateral lobes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Brassica rapa, Turnip, Field Mustard, Field Rape, Chinese Cabbage

JK Marlow    jkm0505i_35

May    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Flowers overtopping or equaling buds when open, petals 6-11(-13)mm, per Flora of North America.

image of Brassica rapa, Turnip, Field Mustard, Field Rape, Chinese Cabbage

JK Marlow    jkm0505i_36

May    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Upper leaves unlobed, toothed or entire, clasping the stem, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (2/8/20):
Brassica rapa   FAMILY Brassicaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Brassica rapa var. rapa   FAMILY Brassicaceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 088-11-005?:
Brassica napus   FAMILY Brassicaceae

INCLUDING Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Brassica rapa

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Brassica campestris

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3226

Forb
Winter annual/Biennial

Non-native: Europe

Common (rare in Coastal Plain of GA & SC)

Habitat: Fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Deep yellow (mostly uniform in color)
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
6 stamens tetradynamous (2 short, 4 long)

FRUIT:
Silique

 

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