Irish wildflowers

Photographs: County Cork

Sea Radish
Raphanus raphanistrum ssp. maritimus
Meacan mara
Family: Brassicaceae

Flowering: June-August. Biennial or perennial. Native.

Pale yellow flowers. White-flowered forms also found. Fruit pods with
1-5 beaded joints, strongly ribbed. Fruits more than 5mm wide. Pinnate-lobed leaves, larger end-lobe, bristly. Much-branched leafy stems. Height: 35-90cm

Coastal on beaches, dunes, cliffs, grassland. Can be locally abundant.

Similar: Wild Radish, R. raphanistrum.

Above: White form of Sea Radish. Sherkin Island, Co.Cork. August 2007

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