Raphanus sativus L.  
Family: Brassicaceae
garden radish, wild radish
[Raphanus raphanistrum var. sativus L.]
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Robert W. Freckmann  
Etymology: Raphanus: from the Greek raphanos for "quick-appearing" because of the rapid germination of the seeds
Plants: annual, 12"-24" tall forb, coarse; from a thick, stout taproot
Leaves: lower leaves oblong, pinnately-divided with the largest part at the end; upper leaves small
Flowers: purplish to white, 4-parted; inflorescence a clusters (raceme) of stalked flowers
Fruits: cylindrical pod, ribbed but with no dent between the seeds when dry
Habitat: disturbed areas
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
Raphanus sativus image
Robert W. Freckmann  
Raphanus sativus image
PNW Weed Management Handbook  
Raphanus sativus image
Robert W. Freckmann  
Raphanus sativus image
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