OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Brassica napus   FAMILY Brassicaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Brassica napus   FAMILY Brassicaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Rape, Canola, Rutabaga


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image of Brassica napus, Rape, Canola, Rutabaga

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).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Brassica napus   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Brassica napus   FAMILY Brassicaceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3533

Forb
Winter annual/Biennial

Non-native: Eurasia

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pale 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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