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Sea Radish

Raphanus raphanistrum maritimus

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.

Plant Data

Order:
Brassicales
Family:
Brassicaceae (Cabbage)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Yellow, 4 petals
 
The flowers have 4 petals and are always yellow (usually a rich yellow colour). Darker yellow veins can be noticed upon a closer inspection of the flowers. Each flower has 4 yellow stamens. The flowers grow in clusters at the ends of their branches. The petals are narrower at their bases and become broader towards their ends.
Fruit:
Long cylindrical fruit pods with spherical, beaded swellings. Each swelling contains a seed.
Leaves:
A biennial / perennial plant of the cabbage family. In the first year Sea Radish is usually just basal rosette of leaves. In the second year, Sea Radish grows taller and produces an upright main stem. The leaves are pinnate and toothed. The leaflets have toothed margins. The terminal leaflet is also toothed and lobed.
Maximum Size:
150 centimetres tall
Other Names:
Maritime Wild Radish.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Habitats:
Beaches, sand dunes, sea cliffs, seaside.