Irish wildflowers BSBI map

Rape, Brassica napus, Ráib
Photographs: Inchigeelagh, Co. Cork

Brassica napus
Family: Brassicaceae

Flowering time: May-August. Annual or biennial. Introduced.

Pale yellow flowers with 4 petals, the buds overtopping the flowers. Hairless green leaves, upper leaves clasping the stem. Leaves of new leaf rosettes are pale blue-green. Height to 1m.

Can be seen on waste ground, roadsides, the edge of arable land and on other disturbed ground.

Similar: Turnip, Brassica rapa. Flowers overtop buds.

Rape, Brassica napus, Ráib

Rape, Brassica napus, Ráib
Rape, Brassica napus, Ráib

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