Scientific Description:

Annual (in ours) herbs with pinnate leaves, simple hairs and yellow or white flowers. Calyx open, not saccate. Petals yellow with a small claw. Filaments without appendages. Ovary cylindrical, 3−many ovulate. Siliqua linear-cylindrical with a prominent beak, each valve distinctly 3−7 veined. Cotyledons longitudinally folded, emarginate at apex.



Hedge IC (1965). Sinapis L., In: Davis PH (ed.), Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 1: 266.

Public Description:

Sinapis is a genus of annual herbs, known as “charlock”, and is native to Southern Europe, North Africa and Southwestern Asia. There are 6 species in the world and 2 species (2 taxa) in Türkiye. They have pinnate leaves and yellow or white flowers.



Anonymous 1 (2018)., Accessed date: 20.03.2018.

Anonymous 2 (2018). /, Accessed date: 20.03.2018.

Mutlu B (2012). Sinapis L., In: Güner, A., Aslan, S., Ekim, T., Vural, M. & Babaç, M.T. (eds.), Türkiye Bitkileri Listesi (Damarlı Bitkiler). Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanik Bahçesi ve Flora Araştırmaları Derneği Yayını. İstanbul, pp. 29−29.

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