Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park

 
 

Charlock
Sinapis arvensis
of the Cabbage family
an annual
15-45 cm high
blooms May-July
likes arable land, waste and cultivated places
can be seen grass verges on the Park roadside

   
 This plant is an ancient pest to farmers. Until the advent of modern weedkillers it was very difficult to control as each seeding plant produces so many seeds which remain active for up to a century. The plant was once cultivated as a vegetable which could be eaten like cabbage.