Raphanus sativus

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Taxonomy
Kingdom:
Plantae
Phylum:
Magnoliophyta
Class:
Magnoliopsida
Order:
Capparales
Family:
Brassicaceae
Genus:
Raphanus
Species:
R. sativus
Scientific Name
Raphanus sativus
L.
Common Names
radish, garden radish, wild radish, cultivated radish

Overview

Appearance
Raphanus sativus is an edible root vegetable. It can grow up to 6 in. (15.2 cm) tall.
Foliage
The leaves are a dark green with a velvet/fuzzy texture.
Flowers
The flowers are a white with purple. They are in season from April to June and from October to January in most parts of North America.
Fruit
Raphanus sativus has a variety of different colors which range from white, pink, red, and purple radishes. The root vegetable usually can grow up to 1.6-3.1 in. (4-8 cm) in diameter.
Ecological Threat
Raphanus sativus invades fields, roadsides, and waste areas. It is native to the Mediterranean.

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