Raphanus sativus L.


Raphanus sativus is an edible root vegetable. It can grow up to 6 in. (15.2 cm) tall.
The leaves are a dark green with a velvet/fuzzy texture.
The flowers are a white with purple. They are in season from April to June and from October to January in most parts of North America.
Raphanus sativus has a variety of different colors which range from white, pink, red, and purple radishes. The root vegetable usually can grow up to 1.6-3.1 in. (4-8 cm) in diameter.
Ecological Threat
Raphanus sativus invades fields, roadsides, and waste areas. It is native to the Mediterranean.

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EDDMapS Distribution

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State Regulated List

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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Dilleniidae
Order: Capparales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Raphanus
Subject: Raphanus sativus L.

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
garden radish, wild radish, cultivated radish


Plants - Forbs/Herbs