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Raphanus raphanistrum ssp. raphanistrum


Raphanus raphanistrum ssp. raphanistrum
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Copyright: HJ Achilles (achilles) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 12] (301)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2011-03-21
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-22 7:57
Viewed: 3332
Points: 0
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A herbaceous plant of dry-farmed fields and roadsides. Grows up to a metre an a half in height. Leaves are scratchy to the touch, very divided,; irregular lobes with an apical portion that can be sligthly larger than the rest of the leaf. Flowers are whitish with the veins well-marked in violet. The fruit is very characteristic because it devolops estrangulations between each one of the seeds, giving it quite a peculiar appearance. Subspecies landra has yellow flowers and the fruits are much wider and shorter. Subspecies sativa a radish, is cultivated for its fleshy root. Flowers throught the year.

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