Rapistrum rugosum (L.) All.
Rapistrum rugosum, commonly known as common giant mustard, belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.
Rapistrum rugosum was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Carlo Allioni, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1785.
The plants reach heights of 30 to 100 centimetres.
Rapistrum rugosum has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are oblanceolate, dentate and petiolate.
Flowers and Fruits
Rapistrum rugosum produces racemes of yellow cruciform flowers from June to October.
Rapistrum rugosum is native to the Iberian Peninsula, France, the Apennine Peninsula, the Balkan Peninsula, the Crimean Peninsula, Turkey, the Caucasus, Iran, Central Asia and North Africa and is naturalized in the British Isles, in Central Europe, eastern Central Europe and Eastern Europe.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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