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Raphanus maritima - Sm.

Common Name Sea Radish
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats A plant of the drift-line and cliffs on sandy and rocky shores[17].
Range Coasts of Europe, including Britain, from the Netherlands to N. Spain, Mediterranean, Black Sea.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Raphanus maritima Sea Radish


Raphanus maritima Sea Radish

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Raphanus maritima is a BIENNIAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in).
It is not frost tender. It is in flower from June to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

R. raphanistrum maritimus.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Flowers  Leaves  Root  Seedpod
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - raw or cooked as a potherb[2, 183]. A somewhat hot taste. Root - cooked as a potherb or used as a substitute for horseradish[2, 183]. Flowers - raw. A nice addition to salads. Young seedpods - raw. Crisp and juicy, they must be eaten when young because they quickly become tough and fibrous.

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a rich soil with ample moisture[16, 52]. Dislikes very heavy soils[37]. The seeds are dispersed by sea-water, in which they can float for 7 - 10 days without loss of viability[17].

References   Carbon Farming Information and Carbon Sequestration Information

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in situ. Germination should take place within 2 weeks.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Raphanus landraRadishAnnual0.8 -  LMHSNM20 
Raphanus raphanistrumWild RadishAnnual1.2 0-0  LMHSNM210
Raphanus sativusRadish, Cultivated radishAnnual0.5 2-11 FLMHSNM430
Raphanus sativus caudatusRat-Tail RadishAnnual0.0 7-10  LMHSNM33 
Raphanus sativus nigerOriental RadishAnnual0.5 2-11 FLMHSNM433
Raphanus sativus oleiformisFodder RadishAnnual0.5 - FLMHSNM33 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Botanical References

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Readers comment

bindu   Wed Mar 1 2006

i just want to know any anti infflamatory activity is shown by this plant

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