Raphanus raphanistrum Linnaeus 1753 (Family Brassicaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 20-70cm
Never Mycorrhizal
Annual/Biennial, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - September (Earliest: <24.5)

Protective Chemicals
Glucosinolates Glucobrassicin, Glucoerucin, Gluconasturtiin,
Glucoraphenin, Glucotropaeolin

Biotopes:
Meadows

Around Buildings
Microhabitat:
Bare Ground
Parasites:
Ceutorhynchus assimilis
(Larval Root Gall)
Herbivores:
Several Pieridae

Xanthorhoe fluctuata Larva

Autographa gamma

Cnephasia asseclana

Cnephasia incertana

Evergestis forficalis

Athalia lugens Larva

Athalia rosae Larva

Several Chrysomelidae
Sapivores:
Eurydema oleracea

Lygus pratensis
Granivores:
Anthocharis cardamines Larva

Ceutorhynchus obstrictus Larva

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Wild Radish


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2008, 2011 J.K. Lindsey

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