Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Turnip - Brassica rapa   L.
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Section 6 » Order Capparales » Family Brassicaceae
AuthorL.
DistributionMountains and Piedmont only.

Native of Eurasia and Africa; in N.A. throughout.
AbundanceMostly uncommon.
HabitatRoadsides, fields, pasture, farm woodlot, creekbank, vacant lot, plant dump.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting March-June.
IdentificationThe species is most similar to B. napus, but that plant is glaucescent (vs. green in B. rapa) and the petals are longer.
Taxonomic Comments
Other Common Name(s)Bird rape, Rapeseed, Canola, Bok Choy
State RankSE
Global RankGNR
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