Brassica rapa var. rapa

Family (Traditional)Brassicaceae
Infraspecies:Brassica rapa L. var. rapa
Common NameField Mustard; Turnip; Bok Choy; Field Rape
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; Duration: Biennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Dissection: 0.5; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: dentate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Carpel Number/Pistil: 2; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Type: Silique; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 13+; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 4; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: 4; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 6
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNRTNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Brassica campestris Brassica campestris L.
Brassica campestris subsp. rapifera Brassica campestris subsp. rapifera (Metzger) Sinsk.
Brassica campestris var. dichotoma Brassica campestris var. dichotoma (Roxb.) G. Watt
Brassica campestris var. oleifera Brassica campestris var. oleifera DC.
Brassica campestris var. rapa Brassica campestris var. rapa (L.) Hartman
Brassica campestris var. sarson Brassica campestris var. sarson Prain
Brassica rapa subsp. campestris Brassica rapa subsp. campestris (L.) Clapham
Brassica rapa subsp. olifera Brassica rapa subsp. olifera DC.
Brassica rapa subsp. rapifera Brassica rapa subsp. rapifera
Brassica rapa subsp. sylvestris Brassica rapa subsp. sylvestris Janchen
Brassica rapa var. campestris Brassica rapa var. campestris (L.) W.D.J. Koch
Caulanthus sulfureus Caulanthus sulfureus Payson

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Christian (KY), Hamilton (TN), Knox (TN), Macon (TN), Putnam (TN), Sumner (TN), Washington (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: EKY, ETSU, HTTU, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1980 - 1980

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
HTTU033236 Putnam Tennessee
Brassica campestris
HTTU005595 Putnam Tennessee
Brassica campestris
31234100331014 Christian Kentucky 05 Jun 1980 R. Hannan, L.R. Phillippe
Brassica campestris
HTTU013482 White Tennessee
Brassica campestris
UCHT031732 Hamilton Tennessee
Brassica campestris
ETSU014194 Washington Tennessee
Brassica campestris
TENN-V-0210558 Macon Tennessee
Brassica campestris
TENN-V-0105317 Knox Tennessee
Brassica campestris
HTTU005596 Sumner Tennessee
Brassica campestris
HTTU005594 Putnam Tennessee
Brassica campestris
UCHT031737 Hamilton Tennessee
Brassica campestris
ETSU014195 Tennessee
Brassica campestris
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