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Weed Science & Agronomy

Bayer Code : erwna

Scientific name: Erucastrum nasturtiifolium (Poiret) O. E. Schulz

Synonym(s) of Sc. name:

Classification: Cruciferae, Dicotyledonous

Common name: watercress-leaved rocket

Synonym(s) of Common name:

Name per country: DE : Kressenblättrige Hundsrauke ; ES : rabaniza ; FR : fausse roquette à feuilles de cresson ; IT : erucastro comune ; PT : erva-dos-secos ; EN : watercress-leaved rocket ;

Biological type: Biennial, Perennial

Seed snapshot Seed:


Seedling snapshot Seedling:

- Cotyledons cordate at the apex.

- Leaves divided.

Adult plant snapshot Adult plant:

- Height: 20-70 cm. Plant with a robust root.

- Stem rough in the lower part (short and whitish hairs).

- Leaves lower in rosette. Leaves hairy or glabrous 100-150 mm x 40-60 mm, pinnatisect with 5-7 ovate -elongate lobes on each side of the midvein. Cauline leaves with lobes clasping the stem.

- Flowers bright-yellow in ebracteate raceme. Sepals spreading and horizontal.

- Fruit : erect siliqua, straight or slightly sickle-like upward, linear (30-40 x 1.5 mm). Seeds ovate-elongate, somewhat flattened, red-brown, smooth (1.3 x 0.7 mm).

- Plant melliferous. In Hungary the seeds are used as condiment. Rare in crops. Plant protected in Poitou-Charentes (decree 19/04/88).[France].

- Biological type: Biennial or perennial.

Ecological profile (click on flags): Spain   Rare     France  Rare    

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