radish USDA PLANTS Symbol: RASA2
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Forbs/Herbs
Raphanus sativus L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Capparales: Brassicaceae
Synonym(s): garden radish, wild radish, cultivated radish

Appearance
Raphanus sativus is an edible root vegetable. It can grow up to 6 in. (15.2 cm) tall.
Foliage
The leaves are a dark green with a velvet/fuzzy texture.
Flowers
The flowers are a white with purple. They are in season from April to June and from October to January in most parts of North America.
Fruit
Raphanus sativus has a variety of different colors which range from white, pink, red, and purple radishes. The root vegetable usually can grow up to 1.6-3.1 in. (4-8 cm) in diameter.
Ecological Threat
Raphanus sativus invades fields, roadsides, and waste areas. It is native to the Mediterranean.

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Plant(s); in flower
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte, , Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); Radish plants in a garden.
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
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Stem(s); Stem and foliage
Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte, , Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte, , Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte, , Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); Bad foliage
John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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Seed(s); Radish seeds during a seed quality inspection exercise.
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.


Invasive Listing Sources:
California Invasive Plant Council