Raphanus sativus L.
Common Name: RADISH
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

An Old World native of unknown origin, long cultivated for its crisp, thick, edible roots; sporadic in disturbed ground, such as roadsides, fields, disturbed shores. First collected in 1893 in Van Buren Co. Specimens of ambiguous flower color and lacking fruit mature enough to determine its distinctive fat shape may be distinguished from R. raphanistrum by the absence or obscurity of the stalk at the base of the young fruit – see comments under R. raphanistrum.


Allegan County
Alpena County
Berrien County
Cheboygan County
Emmet County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Monroe County
Muskegon County
Schoolcraft County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. August 13, 2022. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=673.