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Brassica rapa

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Brassica
Species: B. rapa
Binomial name
Brassica rapa

Brassica rapa is a plant widely cultivated as a leaf vegetable, a root vegetable, and an oilseed. Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 1265 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is a method by which biologists group and categorize species of organisms. ... Divisions Green algae land plants (embryophytes) non-vascular embryophytes Hepatophyta - liverworts Anthocerophyta - hornworts Bryophyta - mosses vascular plants (tracheophytes) seedless vascular plants Lycopodiophyta - clubmosses Equisetophyta - horsetails Pteridophyta - true ferns Psilotophyta - whisk ferns Ophioglossophyta - adderstongue ferns seed plants (spermatophytes) †Pteridospermatophyta - seed ferns Pinophyta - conifers Cycadophyta - cycads Ginkgophyta - ginkgo Gnetophyta - gnetae Magnoliophyta... Classes Magnoliopsida - Dicots Liliopsida - Monocots The flowering plants (also angiosperms or Magnoliophyta) are one of the major groups of modern plants, comprising those that produce seeds in specialized reproductive organs called flowers, where the ovulary or carpel is enclosed. ... Magnoliopsida is the botanical name for a class: this name is formed by replacing the termination -aceae in the name Magnoliaceae by the termination -opsida (Art 16 of the ICBN). ... Families See text. ... Genera See text. ... Species See text. ... In biology, binomial nomenclature is the formal method of naming species. ... Carolus Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as  , (May 23[], 1707 – January 10, 1778), was a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist[1] who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of nomenclature. ... Divisions Green algae Chlorophyta Charophyta Land plants (embryophytes) Non-vascular plants (bryophytes) Marchantiophyta - liverworts Anthocerotophyta - hornworts Bryophyta - mosses Vascular plants (tracheophytes) †Rhyniophyta - rhyniophytes †Zosterophyllophyta - zosterophylls Lycopodiophyta - clubmosses †Trimerophytophyta - trimerophytes Pteridophyta - ferns and horsetails Seed plants (spermatophytes) †Pteridospermatophyta - seed ferns Pinophyta - conifers Cycadophyta - cycads Ginkgophyta - ginkgo Gnetophyta - gnetae Magnoliophyta - flowering plants... Fresh Swiss chard Fresh water spinach Creamed spinach Steamed kale Leaf vegetables, also called potherbs, greens, or leafy greens, are plant leaves eaten as a vegetable, sometimes accompanied by tender petioles and shoots. ... Root vegetables are underground plant parts used as vegetables. ... Vegetable oil or vegoil is fat extracted from plant sources. ...

Cultivar groups

Cultivated varieties of Brassica rapa include:

Trinomial name Brassica campestris L. pekinensis Bok choy (Brassica campestris, Chinese 白菜 báicài) is an Asian relative of the common cabbage. ... Binomial name Brassica rapa L. Brassica rapa (also commonly known as the Wisconsin Fast Plant) is a plant species widely distributed through temperate climates as a weed, and widely cultivated as a leaf vegetable, a root vegetable, and an oilseed. ... Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Trinomial name Brassica rapa rapa L. For other uses, see Turnip (disambiguation). ... Rapini originated in the Mediterranean but now grows all over the world. ... Tatsoi, (Brassica narinosa) also called Spinach Mustard or Spoon Mustard, is an Asian variety of Brassica rapa grown for greens. ...

Experimental organism

Some varieties of this plant are used for experiments as they require little more attention than the proper amounts of light, water, and fertilizer. These "fast plants" are ideal for basic botany and biology experiments, as they grow quickly, maturing in about 40 days. This short growing time makes them easier to experiment with than most other plants. Some of these plants have even been sent to outer spsex [germination]]. Prism splitting light Light is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength that is visible to the eye (visible light) or, in a technical or scientific context, electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength[1]. The elementary particle that defines light is the photon. ... Impact of a drop of water. ... Spreading manure, an organic fertilizer Fertilizers (British English fertilisers) are compounds given to plants to promote growth; they are usually applied either via the soil, for uptake by plant roots, or by foliar feeding, for uptake through leaves. ... Pinguicula grandiflora Botany is the scientific study of plantlife. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

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The stems are erect, 1 m tall, branched, glabrous in napus, hairy in rapa, and bluish-green in colour.
Rapa leaves are lighter green, clasping, and hairy on the underside and petiole.
Turnip (Brassica rapa) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1253 words)
rapa) is a root vegetable commonly grown in temperate climates worldwide for its white, bulbous taproot.
The turnip discussed here, a variety of Brassica rapa, is not the same plant as the rutabaga, though confusion occurs because of regional variations in usage: both may be referred to as "turnip" (see disambiguation page).
Varieties of Brassica rapa that have been developed specifically for use as leaf vegetables are called Chinese cabbage.
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