Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands
Flowering Time :
December – May
Colour of Flowers:
Name Derivation :
Raphanus: Latin name for radish. (Latin origin )
raphanistrum subsp. raphanistrum:
Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe:
A weed of cultivated fields
Preferred habitat in Malta:
Weedy places in fields and country lanes. Also frequent in waste sides and coastal areas.
Annual or biennial. Lateral lobes of basal and lower cauline leaves distant. Petals 12-20 mm, usually white or yellow, usually dark-veined. Siliqua 30-90 x 3-4 mm, lomentaceous at least above, with 3-8 segments separated by irregular, long, rather shallow constrictions; segments usually longer than wide, strongly veined; beak 6-30 mm.
Throughout Europe, but probably not native in N. Europe and rare or absent in the extreme north
Distributional map in Europe and the Mediterranean region (2018):
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region. (from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019) Country codes
AE(G) Ag Al Au Az(J) dBe Be(B L) BH Bl(I M N) Bu By Cg Co Cr Cs Ct Eg Es dFa Ga(F) Gr dHb He Hs(A S) Hu IJ dIs It La Li Lt Lu Ma Md(M P) Mk Mo Rf Rm Sa Si(M S) Sk Sl Sr Tn Tu(A E) Uk(K U) [Az(C F G J L M P S T) Ca(C F G H L P T) Hb(E)]
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