Brassica napus L. subsp. napus (Syn: (≡) Brassica campestris subsp. napus (L.) Hook. f. & T. Anderson; Brassica campestris var. pabularia DC. [≡ Brassica napus subsp. napus var. pabularia]; Brassica campestris [unranked] annua Schübl. & G. Martens [= Brassica napus subsp. napus forma annua]; Brassica campestris [unranked] biennis Schübl. & G. Martens [= Brassica napus subsp. napus forma napus]; Brassica napus var. annua W. D. J. Koch [= Brassica napus subsp. napus forma annua] ; Brassica napus f. biennis (Schübl. & G. Martens) Thell. [= Brassica napus subsp. napus forma napus]; Brassica napus var. biennis (Schübl. & G. Martens) Rchb. [= Brassica napus subsp. napus forma napus]; (=) Brassica napus subsp. oleifera (Delile) Sinskaya (previously associated with 3 accessions); (=) Brassica napus var. oleifera Delile; (=) Brassica napus var. sahariensis A. Chev.);
Distribution: Widespread throughout the temperate regions of the world and widely introduced. Original home not definitely known and perhaps nowhere occurs in wild form as per Flora of Pakistan;
Common names: Annual rape, kolza, kanola, meethi sarson or toria;
Annual biennal herb similar to Brassica rapa in cauline leaves being distinctly auricled, lower leaves somewhat hairy, but differing from latter in pale yellow flowers and upper flower buds usually higher than open flowers, leaves glacous (flowers bright yellow, open flowers overtopping buds and leaves green in B. rapa);
Brassica napus L. var. napus
Common names: Annual rape, kolza, kanola, meethi sarson or toria.
Annual biennal herb similar to Brassica rapa in cauline leaves being distinctly auricled, lower leaves somewhat hairy, but differing from latter in pale yellow flowers and upper flower buds usually higher than open flowers, leaves glacous (flowers bright yellow, open flowers overtopping buds and leaves green in B. rapa)
Common grown as leaf vegetable or oil crop.
Photographed from Delhi
I was very surprised to see that they have given a name to meethi sarson as KANOLA>…
when they adapt a name like KANOLA … do they imply a low euricic acid mustard oil?
are there papers that support that this particular variety is low in that toxin?
There more than one plants sold under the name sarson. This one is Brassica napus L. var. napus, commonly known as Gobhi sarson. Note glaucous leaves, amplexicaul leaves with auricles, lighter yellow flowers overtopped by buds.
Is this one used as Sarson ki Sak in Punjab?
Yes, especially by those who do not relish the bitterness of desi sarson, Brassica juncea.
efloraindia: 221111 BRS199: only 1 correct image.
Pl. find the attached file contain photo for sp. confirmation. Mustard sp.?
Location: Mill Qtrs., Near Aerodrome Post, Coimbatore
Habitat : Garden
Flowers pale yellow, open flowers not overtopping the apical buds….. Brassica napus
It is too distant a shot to have a clear view of leaves.
please find the close up of the leaves, flower and pod from Orissa of the same plant for conformation. Kindly check, i have a doubt whether this is Brassica napus ?
How confusing a distant shot can be. It is not Brassica, rather Cleome, May be Cleome viscosa
But there is a strong doubt. Your first photograph and subsequent photographsmay be different. The first may still be Brassica napus.
You seem to have badly mixed up your plants.
Yes i uploaded two plants in the same thread (Mixed up during editing and size reduction). You are right. The first one is Brassica and all others are Cleome viscosa.
Herb ID request – RK44 – 2-Nov-2012: Request id of this short herb of about 1 – 2 feet growing wild in Mumbai. The underside of the leaf is covered with small spines.
Look like a member of Brassicaceae Family
This looks like Verbascum chinense.
Don’t know which Brassica this is.
Species : UNKNOWN
H & H : cultivated oil-seed plant
Date : 29/01/12
Place : Hooghly
I think Brassica napus
Thank you very very much. These Brassica species are very difficult to understand. Now, as i read the description of this species in FoC i find that upper cauline leaves are sessile.
… these were taken in January this year, near my home, we don’t have any land though.
This was seen to be cultivated near Village Mana (Uttarakhand). I think this is the Mustard plant (Brassica juncea)?
Hope Brassica napus var. napus
Requesting ID of this plant with yellow flowers growing wildly – San Francisco, USA : 05062013 : ARK-02 : Attachments (6). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Requesting to please ID this plant with yellow flowers growing wildly in San Francisco, USA in May 2013.
Brassica napus I hope
Brassica rapa var. ???? : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Location : Gyaneswor, Kathmandu
Date : 6 February 2018
Elevation : 4500 ft.
Habit : Cultivated.
Brassica rapa var. ????
SK 2622 29 April 2020 : 13 posts by 3 authors. 7 images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location : Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation : 1300 m.
Date : 29 April 2020
Habitat : Cultivated
Which Brassicaceae is this? I think it is not native to Nepal.
May be from some seeds I brought from abroad but do not remember!
Pl. check comparative images at Brassicaceae
To me seem Brassica juncea
Leaf color is close to Cauliflower or Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes not like other Brassica sp. Not sure if edible or not
Thanks, … I find it more closer to your post at SK905 25 DEC-2017:ID
I don’t think it is similar. Leaf texture and color id completely different! This is very thick leaf and more grayish compared to the earlier one and leaves looks more close to cauliflower or similar sp.
Glaucous leaves, auricled cauline leaves, flower buds overtopping open flowers, pale flowers all suggest B. napus