Common name: Field Mustard, Turnip, White Turnip, Wild Turnip, Rapeseed
Brassica rapa L. APNI*
Synonyms: Brassica chinensis L. APNI*
Brassica rapa subsp. campestris (L.) A.R.Chapman APNI*
Brassica rapa subsp. sylvestris (L.) Janch. APNI*
Brassica campestris APNI*
Description: Annual or biennial to 1 m high, branched, with a stout taproot.
Basal leaves lyrate-pinnatisect, 15–40 cm long, bristly; upper leaves ± lanceolate, glabrescent, sessile and ± bract-like.
Inflorescence corymbose. Petals 6–10 mm long, bright yellow.
Siliqua 4–7 cm long, 3 mm wide; beak 5–10 mm long; pedicel 10–25 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Widely cultivated and established as a weed. Native of Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *CWS, *SWS, *SWP, *NFWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *Tas. *N.T. *S.A. *W.A.
Following APC 2018, subspecies are no longer accepted. Updated Jan 2020, K.L. Gibbons
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
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