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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Brassica||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Brassica tournefortii Gouan
Habit: Annual, branched +- from base, stem, leaves densely stiff-hairy. Stem: (1)3--7(10) dm. Leaf: basal rosetted, persistent, petioled, pinnately lobed, serrate-dentate, lateral lobe pairs 4--10; cauline few, base tapered, not lobed. Flower: sepals 2.5--4.5 mm; petals 4--7 mm, 1.5--2(2.5) mm wide. Fruit: spreading to ascending, 3--7 cm, 2--4(5) mm wide, cylindric, narrowed between seeds; terminal segment 10--20 mm, 1(3)-seeded; pedicel spreading, 8--15 mm. Seed: 1--1.2 mm wide, spheric. Chromosomes: 2n=20.
Ecology: Roadsides, washes, open areas; Elevation: < 800 m. Bioregional Distribution: SW, D; Distribution Outside California: to southern Nevada, Texas; native to Mediterranean, southwestern Asia. Flowering Time: Jan--Jun Note: Locally abundant.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Jepson Online Interchange
Weed listed by Cal-IPC
Previous taxon: Brassica rapa
Next taxon: Cakile
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2017. Brassica tournefortii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=16085, accessed on February 19, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 19, 2017.