Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3226

Forb
Winter annual/Biennial

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain of GA & SC)

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

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

FRUIT:
Silique

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Brassica rapa var. rapa   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Brassica rapa var. rapa   FAMILY Brassicaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-11-005?:
Brassica napus   FAMILY Brassicaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Brassica campestris

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

 

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