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Taxon: Sinapis arvensis L. subsp. arvensis

Genus: Sinapis
Family: Brassicaceae (alt. Cruciferae) tribe: Brassiceae
Nomen number: 318926
Name verified on: 16-Jul-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 21 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
AK(as Brassica kaber)°, IA(as Brassica arvensis)*, IL(as Brassica kaber)°, IN(as Brassica arvensis)°, MA(as Brassica arvensis)°, MI(as Brassica kaber)°, MN(as Brassica arvensis)°, NE(as Brassica arvensis)°, NV(as Brassica kaber)°, OH(as Brassica arvensis)°, OH(as Brassica kaber var. pinnatifida)*, OH(as Brassica kaber)°, OH(as"Sinapsis")°, PA(as Brassica kaber)°, SD(as Brassica kaber)°, WV(as Brassica arvensis)°, WY(as "Synapsis")°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

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Common names:

  • California-rape   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • charlock   (Source: F NZeal ) – English
  • wild mustard   (Source: State Noxweed Seed ) – English
  • moutarde des champs   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • moutarde sauvage   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Ackersenf   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • senape   (Source: WorldWeeds 133.) – Italian
  • mostarda-dos-campos   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • collejón   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria [n.]; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Cyprus; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Middle Asia: Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan
    East Europe: Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]
    Southwestern Europe: Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia [s.], Western Siberia [s.]
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part
    Southeastern Europe: Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica, probably native in the Mediterranean area]
  • widely naturalized elsewhere

  • probably native only in Mediterranean region



Check other web resources for Sinapis arvensis L. subsp. arvensis:


  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (06 October 2015)

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