- Brassica tournefortii is an annual herb that can grow to 3 ft. (0.9 m) tall which usually grows in areas such as desert lands and dunes.
- The leaves are mainly in a basal rosette and are green, pinnately lobed, and have toothed margins which are prickly hairy.
- The flowers have 4 light yellow petals, are 0.25 in. (0.6 cm) across, and are clustered in groups of 6 to 20 flowers. The blooming period occurs from February to April.
- Fruit is 2.5 in. (6.35 cm) long, linear, with rounded edges and an obvious beak at the tip. Seeds are round, dark brown to brown-purple, and are sticky when wet.
- Ecological Threat
- Brassica tournefortii prefers disturbed areas such as roadsides and abandoned fields. It is native to Africa, Asia, and Europe.
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Invasive Listing Sources
|Common Name Reference:|| Weed Science Society of America Common Names List|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|