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Scientific Name: Raphanus sativus
Pronunciation: RAF-an-us suh-TYE-vus
Common Name: radish
Family Name: Brassicaceae
Plant Type: Annual, Biennial
Key ID Features: Leaves basal, usually pinnately lobed with the terminal lobe much larger than the lateral lobes; roots swollen, commonly pink or red but may be white, tan, brown or black, globular or elongated (many varieties exist).
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Arching
Form: Vase
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.1 - 0.2m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Rating: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Urban agriculture
Additional Info: Google
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Spatulate
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Crenate, Incised, Pinnately lobed

Inflorescence Type: Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:4
Corolla Shape:Cruciform
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Purple
Flower Time at Peak: Jul

Fruit Type: Silique
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Not showy

Bark or Stem Colour: Green
Organ Modifications: Storage tap root

Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Other:Companion plants: pea, tomato, carrot, lettuce.
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant
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