Brassicales

Wild Radish - Raphanus sativus

Did you know that radishes have such beautiful flowers?

This is the flower of the Wild Radish, Raphanus sativus (Brassicales - Brassicaceae), a cultigen, which means that is a plant that has been altered by humans through a process of selective breeding.

Because it has been in cultivation for thousands of years, its exact origins are unknown, but is thought to have originated in the eastern Mediterranean region.

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Photo credit: ©Franco Folini | Locality: Glen Park, San Francisco, California, US (2002)

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