Taxon  Report   1145 
Brassica rapa  L.
Common mustard,  Field mustard, Rape mustard
Brassica rapa
© 2008 Neal Kramer
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Brassica rapa
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Brassica rapa
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Brassica rapa, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as limited (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Brassica rapa
© 2008 Neal Kramer
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Brassica campestris
More information about  Brassica rapa
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos and ID tips from

UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)


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Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 23, 2016).

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