Brassica napus L.
Common Name: RAPE, RUTABAGA
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

Long cultivated in several forms, its native origins unknown. Found along railroads and roadsides, in fields and disturbed places. First collected in 1878 in Genesee Co.

Another important cultivated species is B. oleracea L., rather similar to B. napus in characters of flowers and fruit, but with sepals closely appressed to the corolla rather than slightly spreading. Brassica oleracea apparently is native to Europe but long grown in various forms including cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, etc.

Locations

Cheboygan County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Kalamazoo County
Keweenaw County
St. Joseph County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 12, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=614.