Brassica tournefortii

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Taxonomy
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Capparales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Brassica
Species: tournefortii
Scientific Name
Brassica tournefortii
Gouan
Common Names

African mustard, Asian mustard, African mustard, Asian mustard, Tournefort's birdrape, wild turnip

Overview

Appearance
Brassica tournefortii is an annual herb that can grow to 3 ft. (0.9 m) tall which usually grows in areas such as desert lands and dunes.
Foliage
The leaves are mainly in a basal rosette and are green, pinnately lobed, and have toothed margins which are prickly hairy.
Flowers
The flowers have 4 light yellow petals, are 0.25 in. (0.6 cm) across, and are clustered in groups of 6 to 20 flowers. The blooming period occurs from February to April.
Fruit
Fruit is 2.5 in. (6.35 cm) long, linear, with rounded edges and an obvious beak at the tip. Seeds are round, dark brown to brown-purple, and are sticky when wet.
Ecological Threat
Brassica tournefortii prefers disturbed areas such as roadsides and abandoned fields. It is native to Africa, Asia, and Europe.

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