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The Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum sativus) is a flowering annual or perennial plant in the Brassicaceae family. It is also known as White Charlock and Jointed Charlock.

It is native to western Asia and Europe.

The rosette-shaped leaves are about 13 centimetres (5 inches) long on hairy stems. The stems grow to 20-60 centimetres (8-23 inches) tall.

The red tap roots are round, about 2.5 centimetres (an inch) in diameter and 7 centimetres (3 inches) long.

The flowers are white or purple with four distinct petals about 3 centimetres (an inch) long. The petals are deeply veined. The centre has yellow stamens.

It has a podded seed capsule.

The Wild Radish blooms between May and August.

Photographed at the Paris Botanical Garden, France, April 2022.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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