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Brassica rapa

Brassica rapa L.

 

Field Mustard

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderBrassicalesMustard, cabbage, caper, papaya, nasturtiums, many others; most produce mustard oil
FamilyBrassicaceaeMustards, cabbages
GenusBrassicaA Latin name for “cabbage”
SpeciesrapaAn old Italian name for turnips

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Brassica rapa description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 15 Nov 2013.

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Brassica rapa (Field Mustard)

4/4/2012 · North Central Railroad Trail, End, Phoenix, MD
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 14 cm) ID is uncertain

Brassica rapa (Field Mustard)

5/24/2012 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 2½ × 4" (6.7 × 10 cm)

Brassica rapa (Field Mustard)

4/4/2012 · North Central Railroad Trail, End, Phoenix, MD
≈ 7 × 8" (17 × 21 cm) ID is uncertain

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