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Raphanus sativus L.
cultivated radish

General Information
Symbol: RASA2
Group: Dicot
Family: Brassicaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: AK   I
GL   I
HI   I
L48   I
PB   I
PR   I
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Brother Alfred Brousseau. Provided by St. Mary's College of California. ©St. Mary's College of California. Usage Requirements.

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 195. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
RARAS Raphanus raphanistrum L. var. sativus (L.) G. Beck
RASAL Raphanus sativus L. var. longipinnatus L.H. Bailey
RASAS2 Raphanus sativus L. var. sativus


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Capparales
Family Brassicaceae ⁄ Cruciferae – Mustard family
Genus Raphanus L. – radish
Species Raphanus sativus L. – cultivated radish

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

U.S. Weed Information
Raphanus sativus
cultivated radish
This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
WSWS Whitson, T.D. (ed.) et al.. 1996. Weeds of the West. Western Society of Weed Science in cooperation with Cooperative Extension Services, University of Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming.



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Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

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