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Annual, biennial; hairs simple, rigid. Leaf: basal, proximal cauline petioled, pinnately lobed, margin dentate; distal cauline short-petioled to sessile, base not lobed. Inflorescence: elongated. Flower: sepals erect, oblong to linear, base of inner pair sac-like; petals long-clawed, yellow, white, pink, or purple, veins darker. Fruit: silique or silicle, indehiscent, linear to lanceolate, oblong, or ovoid, segmented; proximal segment short, seedless; terminal segment seeded, beaked; stigma ± 2-lobed. Seed: in 1 row, wingless.
3 species: Mediterranean. (Greek: appearing rapidly, from seed germination)

Key to Raphanus

1. Petals pale yellow, ± white in age; fruit strongly constricted between seeds; beak ± slender ..... R. raphanistrum

1' Petals pink to purple (white); fruit not or only ± constricted between seeds; beak conic ..... R. sativus


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