Erucastrum gallicum (Willd.) O.E.Schulz

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Scientific Name

    Erucastrum gallicum (Willd.) O.E.Schulz

  • Description

    Species Description - Annual or biennial 3–6 dm, resembling Brassica; basal and lower lvs oblanceolate, to 15 cm, sparsely hairy, deeply pinnatifid, the segments crenately or angularly dentate, the terminal one much the largest; cauline lvs progressively reduced; racemes bracteate below; pedicels slender, ascending, 6–10 mm; sep erect; pet 4–8 mm, pale yellow or whitish; fr usually upcurved, the body 2–4 cm, the beak 3 mm; 2n=30. Waste places; a European weed, now widespread in the U.S. and s. Can. May–Sept.

  • Common Names