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Unknown Vegetable

Observed: 16th June 2013 By: kieranc23kieranc23’s reputation in Plantskieranc23’s reputation in Plantskieranc23’s reputation in Plantskieranc23’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Have recently inherited a vegetable patch and am unsure of this vegetable.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Chinese Mustard (Brassica juncea) interacts

Comments

Rachy Ramone's picture

Although technically...

...the leaves are edible, I wouldn't recommend it.

http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Barbarea+vulgaris

has more info.

Probably best to weed it out, and plant more useful veg!

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY

kieranc23's picture

Thanks

Thanks for your help

Rachy Ramone's picture

Categorically not, Tim?

Perhaps you'd be kind enough to specify exactly why it isn't Barbarea?

Just saying "categorically not" is not terribly helpful to those of us trying to learn.

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY

Tim Rich's picture

perhaps it would help if you

perhaps it would help if you had the right book (I don't get any royalties) where it is spelt out
http://www.summerfieldbooks.com/ShowDetails.asp?id=239

Barbareas all have dark, shiny leaves, clasping auricles on the stem leaves, smaller flowers

Tim Rich