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Turnip

Observed: 11th May 2012 By: moremothmoremoth’s reputation in Plantsmoremoth’s reputation in Plantsmoremoth’s reputation in Plantsmoremoth’s reputation in Plantsmoremoth’s reputation in Plants
Turnip flowers
Turnip leaves
Turnip fruits
Description:

Yellow-flowered crucifer growing on the margin of Hayes station car park, which has a wide variety of straggly and ruderal plants for such a small amount of soil. You can't see the plants as a whole for the strong growth around them but the individual parts can be photographed.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Turnip (Brassica rapa) interacts

Comments

Tim Rich's picture

either rapa or napus - can

either rapa or napus - can you measure the petals next time you are there please?

Tim Rich

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Petals

Petals are at maximum 1cm long. This, plus flowers overtopping buds (and buds not damaged), makes it B. rapa according to Rose. (It's 200 yards from my front door so I walked out and measured it.)

Bill Welch

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Great, thanks - confirms it

Great, thanks - confirms it as rapa - the stem leaves looked very glaucous which worried me a little!

Tim Rich