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Crucifer - Pang Valley

Observed: 29th April 2011 By: Martin Harvey
Berkshire Moth GroupFSC - Field Studies CouncilSoldierflies and Allies Recording SchemeBuckinghamshire Invertebrate Group
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crucifer - Pang Valley
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Description:

I'm struggling to put a name to this no-doubt common white crucifer, can't find a good match for it in my books. There were quite a lot of them in a dry grassy field.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum) interacts

Comments

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Wild Radish!

Hi Martin,
Just worked this one out but Ophrys beat me to it!
I have photographed this on Ventnor Seafront(there are many plants of it in flower now, but in the Flora of the Isle of Wight it is listed as Raphanus raphinastrum ssp. maritimus the Sea Radish.
Their is an illustration of it in Cassells Wild Flowers and Keble-Martin. The flowers can be white or yellow purple or violet adding to the confusion!

David J Trevan

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Thanks

Thanks for the help with this one, Wild Radish looks a good match now I know that it can vary in its flower colour.

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