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_MG_2470 flower

Observed: 13th July 2012 By: miked
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_MG_2470
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Description:

pink flower as part of cornfield weed seed mix

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Raphanus interacts

Comments

lavateraguy's picture

ID

This one has beaten me, but I though that the stem leaves were wrong for Malcolmia maritima.

The lack of basal leaves and mature fruits hinders identification, but it might be Raphanus sativus.

Rachy Ramone's picture

Cursory google search...

...suggests that cornfield wildflower mixes contain Malcolmia more often than they contain Raphanus.

Not exactly botanical evidence, though!

Rachy Ramone

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lavateraguy's picture

Raphanus ...

... often enough turns up on disturbed ground, such as occurs during preparation for sowing cornfield mixes.

miked's picture

I have a suspicion that its

I have a suspicion that its not Malcomia or Raphanus. Will try to contact the people who planted the area to see if they can find out what the seed mix cocntained.