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Wild radish
Brassicaceae
Raphanus sativus


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Type Categories Useful Parts

Herb


Brassicaceae Family

Raphanus Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Jointed Charlock


Location

Found on the side of the road in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Physical Description
Grows a rosette of dandelion-like leaves at it's base.


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Brassicaceae
Brassicales
Brassicales
Order of Mustard
Eumalvids
Real Mallows
Malvidae
Mallow Class
Eurosids
Real Rose Class
Rosids
Rosids
Rose-Like Class
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Brassica Weed

Raphanus caudatus
Raphanus raphanistrum
Raphanus sativus
Radishes grow best in full sun and light, sandy loams

Edibility

Radishes are rich in ascorbic acid, folic acid, and potassium. They are a good source of vitamin B6, riboflavin, magnesium, copper, and calcium. One cup of sliced red radish bulbs provides approximately 20 calories, largely from carbohydrates.

The most commonly eaten portion is the napiform taproot, although the entire plant is edible and the tops can be used as a leaf vegetable.

The bulb of the radish is usually eaten raw, although tougher specimens can be steamed. The raw flesh has a crisp texture and a pungent, peppery flavor, caused by glucosinolates and the enzyme myrosinase which combine when chewed to form allyl isothiocyanates , also present in mustard, horseradish and wasabi.

Radishes are used in salads, as well as in many European dishes.

Medicinal

Radishes are suggested as an alternative treatment for a variety of ailments including whooping cough, cancer, coughs, gastric discomfort, liver problems, constipation, dyspepsia, gallbladder problems, arthritis, gallstones, kidney stones and intestinal parasites.



Wild radish




Wild radish
Wild radish - April 17, 2010



Wild radish
Wild radish - April 17, 2010



Brassica Weed
Brassica Weed - April 12, 2010



Brassica Weed
Brassica Weed - April 12, 2010



Brassica Weed
Brassica Weed - April 12, 2010



Brassica Weed
Brassica Weed - April 12, 2010

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