Brassica rapa L.  
Family: Brassicaceae
field mustard, rape mustard, turnip
[Brassica campestris L.]
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Robert W. Freckmann  
Etymology: Brassica: Latin name for "cabbage"
Plants: erect, annual, to 24" tall forb; bulbous, reddish, edible root
Leaves: lower leaves stalked, more or less pinnately lobed; upper leaves stalkless and clasping the stem
Flowers: yellow, 4-parted, 1/4" wide; inflorescence a loose clusters (raceme) of stalked flowers
Fruits: long, thin pod, round in cross section, mostly pointing upward and widely spaced
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Robert H. Read  
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Dennis W. Woodland  
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