Raphanus Raphanistrum, Radish



Common name:
Radish
Scientific name:
Raphanus raphanistrum
Main flower color:
Range:
Coastal regions of England and Wales (ssp maritimus, sea radish); most areas of the UK (ssp raphanistrum, wild radish)
Height:
Up to 60 cm
Habitat:
Beaches, sea cliffs (ssp maritimus); waste or disturbed ground (ssp raphanistrum)
Flowers:
Either pale yellow (ssp maritimus) or white with purple veins (ssp raphanistrum); both varieties have narrow, reddish green sepals bearing a few long, spreading hairs, and are attached by slender, ascending pedicels
Fruit:
Ascending, beaked pods with up to to ten segments (ssp raphanistrum) or fewer than six segments (ssp maritimus)
Leaves:
Pinnately lobed, with a large, rounded terminal lobe and a few pairs of much smaller side lobes
Season:
May to April
Rarity:
★★★★★