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Winter Wildflower Identified: California Wild Radish

California Wild Radish

Thanks to my blog reader, Shelly, I have now been able to identify my winter wildflower as California Wild radish. (see my original entry) I appreciate all her efforts to help me figure out what my find was. When I had originally observed this plant from 60 mph along the freeway, I did think it was mustard. It wasn’t until I got out of the car and looked up close at it that I realized that it wasn’t just yellow like mustard and that the flowers were very different and a variety of colors. The article that I linked to above explains that many times it is mistaken for mustard.
California Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum)

More interesting reading on the California Wild Radish. This will fit in with our current study of biology very nicely. I love it when we can make connections like that.

3 thoughts on “Winter Wildflower Identified: California Wild Radish

  1. It is great that you were able to come up with it’s identity. No wonder I thought it looked kind of like the flowers of the radish in my garden.

    Your snowshoe hike sounds perfect right down to the rabbit trails.

  2. Both your California Wild Radish and entire site is beautiful. As a teacher, I appreciate the quote in your sidebar, “No Child Left Inside.”


    More information on wild radish- and how to remove them!

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