Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Brassicales
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Rape, Canola, Rutabaga
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Terry Holdsclaw tdh_brassica_napus
April Catawba County NC
The seeds of this species are the source of "canola" oil, per Weakley's Flora (2012).
Habitat: Fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
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Basal & alternate
Pale yellow (mostly uniform in color)
6 stamens tetradynamous (2 short, 4 long)
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