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Sisymbrium officinale (L.) Scop.
Hedge Mustard; Thalictroc; Erysimum; English Water Cress; Common Hedge Mustard; Oriental Rocket; Wild Mustard; Oriental Mustard; Tumbling Mustard; Indian Hedge Mustard; Erysimum officinale L

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Sisymbrium officinale
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Sisymbrium officinale

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Sisymbrium officinale

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Albuginaceae  Albugo candida @ 184202B (1); BPI (71)
Andrenidae  Andrena piperi @ BBSL (1)
Apidae  Bombus melanopygus @ BBSL (1)
Halictidae  Agapostemon sericeus @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Lasioglossum coriaceum @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Lasioglossum oceanicum @ UCMS_ENT (8)
Megachilidae  Coelioxys gilensis @ BBSL__KWC (4)

Osmia exigua @ BBSL__BBSLID (1)

Stelis montana @ BBSL (2)
Miridae  Lygus lineolaris @ MEMU_ENT (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora cruciferarum @ BPI (1)

Septoria sisymbrii @ BPI (9)
Peronosporaceae  Peronospora parasitica @ BPI (8)

Peronospora sisymbrii-officinalis @ BPI (11)
_  Cystopus candidus @ BPI (2)

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Sisymbrium officinale (L.) Scop. Hairy-pod Hedge-mustard
Brassicaceae — Mustard family
Sisymbrium officinale
July 2001 Sisymbrium officinale Sisymbrium officinale Sisymbrium officinale Sisymbrium officinale
White Clay Creek State Park -- Creek Road
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Sisymbrium officinale (L.) Scop.

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General Information
Symbol: SIOF
Group: Dicot
Family: Brassicaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : AK   I
HI   I
L48   I
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Symbol Scientific Name
EROF Erysimum officinale L.
SIOFL Sisymbrium officinale (L.) Scop. var. leiocarpum DC.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Capparales
Family Brassicaceae ⁄ Cruciferae – Mustard family
Genus Sisymbrium L. – hedgemustard
Species Sisymbrium officinale (L.) Scop. – hedgemustard

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U.S. Weed Information
Sisymbrium officinale hedge mustard hedgeweed Sisymbrium officinale var. leiocarpum hedge mustard
This plant and synonyms italicized and indented above can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
KY Haragan, P.D.. 1991. Weeds of Kentucky and adjacent states: a field guide . The University Press of Kentucky. Lexington, Kentucky.
N'EAST Uva, R.H., J.C. Neal,and J.M. DiTomaso. 1997. Weeds of the Northeast . Cornell University Press. Ithaca, New York.

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8. Sisymbrium officinale (Linnaeus) Scopoli, Fl. Carniol. ed. 2. 2: 26. 1772.

Erysimum officinale Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 660. 1753; Sisymbrium officinale var. leiocarpum de Candolle

Annuals; glabrous or pubescent. Stems erect, branched distally, 2.5-7.5(-11) dm, usually sparsely to densely hirsute, (trichomes retrorse), rarely glabrate distally. Basal leaves usually rosulate; petiole (1-)2-7(-10) cm; blade broadly oblanceolate or oblong-obovate (in outline), (2-)3-10(-15) cm × (10-)20-50 (-80) mm, margins lyrate-pinnatifid, pinnatisect, or runcinate; lobes (2)3 or 4(5) on each side, oblong or lanceolate, smaller than terminal lobe, margins entire, dentate, or lobed, (terminal lobe suborbicular or deltate, margins dentate). Cauline leaves similar to basal; blade with lobe margins dentate or subentire. Fruiting pedicels erect, (appressed to rachis), stout, narrower than fruit, 1.5-3(-4) mm. Flowers: sepals erect, oblong-ovate, 2-2.5 × ca. 1 mm; petals spatulate, 2.5-4 × 1-2 mm, claw 1-2 mm; filaments (erect, yellowish), 2-3 mm; anthers ovate, 0.3-0.5 mm. Fruits (erect), subulate-linear, straight, slightly torulose or smooth, stout, (0.7-)1-1.4(-1.8) cm × 1-1.5 mm; valves glabrous or pubescent; ovules 10-20 per ovary; style (0.8-)1-1.5 (-2) mm; stigma slightly 2-lobed. Seeds 1-1.3 × 0.5-0.6 mm. 2 n = 14.

Flowering Apr-late Sep. Roadsides, fields, pastures, waste grounds, deserts; 0-2200 m; introduced; Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.W.T., N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Yukon; Ala., Alaska, Ark., Calif., Conn., Del., Fla., Ga., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Miss., Mo., Mont., N.H., N.J., N.Mex., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Oreg., Pa., R.I., S.C., S.Dak., Tenn., Tex., Utah, Vt., Va., Wash., W.Va., Wis.; Europe; Asia; n Africa; introduced also in Central America, South America, Australia.

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