Raphanus sativus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCruciferaeRaphanusRaphanus sativus


An annual, occurring casually on tips and waste places, as a garden escape or bird-seed alien. Lowland.



World Distribution

Not known as a native wild plant; it doubtless developed in cultivation from the wild Raphanus taxa found in the Mediterranean region.

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.