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Sinapis arvensis

Moutarde des champs
Charlock

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

15-20 mm

Flowering months

February,

March,

April,

May,

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Pinnatisect

Height

20-50 cm

Description

In general, a rough, hairy plant, stalks are often flushed with red.

Fields, roadsides.

Flowers

Flowers, 4-petalled, bright yellow or lemon yellow, in long racemes with spreading sepals.

Leaves

Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib. Deeply lobed, irregularly, almost to central midrib, with a large terminal lobe, stalked, dark green.

Fruits Seeds

Schizocarp: a dry pod, long, narrow and vertical, beaked, splitting into single seeded parts when ripe, 25-45 mm.

Edible

Leaves: young leaves have a pungent mustard-like flavour.
Grains: pungent.

Medical

Seeds: similar properties to Sinapsis alba (White Mustard). It works as an antiseptic for the intestines and stimulates the pancreatic secretions.

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