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Rocket (Eruca sativa)

Observed: 7th April 2012 By: hydrurgahydrurga’s reputation in Plantshydrurga’s reputation in Plantshydrurga’s reputation in Plantshydrurga’s reputation in Plants
Rocket (Eruca sativa)
Rocket (Eruca sativa)
Rocket (Eruca sativa)
Rocket (Eruca sativa)
Rocket (Eruca sativa)
Description:

Ubiquitous on the hills here. I've seen three variants, one with red stamens, another with red sheaths. Also a great variety in leaves from deeply lobed to non-lobed. 2 ids, 4 comments.

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allrounder's picture

Radish

Looks very much like our Wild Radish.

Please see my Flickr photo's www.flickr.com/photos/129804972@N07/

hydrurga's picture

Rocket

Thanks allrounder! On reflection I reckon it's probably rocket (Eruca vesicaria) although there seems to be debate as to whether there are various subspecies of this species. Maybe that might explain the variants. Further investigations required methinks...

martinjohnbishop's picture

Eruca vesicaria agg. Eruca

Eruca vesicaria agg.
Eruca sativa is treated as a species here
http://ww2.bgbm.org/mcl/PTaxonDetail.asp?NameId=23937&PTRefFk=1275

However, T.G. Tutin treated it as a subspecies here
Flora Europaea vol 1, p. 410
(a) Subsp. vesicaria: Sepals all cucculate, persistent until the fruit is ripe; anthers subacute
(b) Subsp. sativa: Sepals caducous, the inner not cucculate; anthers obtuse. Throughout the range of the species.

hydrurga's picture

Thanks

Thanks for the info Martin.