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Weed Science & Agronomy

Bayer Code : hisin

Scientific name: Hirschfeldia incana (L.) Lagreze-Fossat

Synonym(s) of Sc. name: Sinapsis incana L.

Classification: Cruciferae, Dicotyledonous

Common name: hoary mustard

Synonym(s) of Common name:

Name per country: DE : Grauer Bastardsenf ; ES : jaramago blanco ; FR : faux rapistre blanchâtre ; IT : senape canuta ; PT : ineixas ; EN : hoary mustard ;

Biological type: Biennial

Seed snapshot Seed:


Seedling snapshot Seedling:

- Cotyledons cordate at the apex.

- Leaves divided.

Adult plant snapshot Adult plant:

- Height: 40-90 cm. Plant hairy and whitish.

- Stem ascending, divided in few-leafy branches very much lengthening with the progress of flowering.

- Leaves green-whitish. Lower leaves pinnately lobes with terminal lobes longer and with cartilagineous white and flattened warts. Upper leaves lanceolate, entire.

- Flowers yellow, small, with nearly equal sepals at the base and very spreading. Short peduncles.

- Fruit : siliqua with valves ending in a persistent style swollen like a ball. Valve with a principal vein. Seeds in one row from below to above. Ripe fruit more or less twisted.

- Plant eaten as green salad in some regions of Italy.

- Risk of confusion with Rapistrum rugosum (L.) All..

- Biological type: Biennial.

Mistake with: Rapistrum rugosum

Ecological profile (click on flags): Spain   Present     France  Present     Portugal  Present    

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