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Rape

Colsa, Colsat, Colpa, Chou oleifere

Cruciferae, Brassicaceae Brassica napus L.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

Rape is grown sparingly as a pot herb, more generally for livestock feed and as an oil source. As a pot herb the leaves of young plants are used. Leaves are generally lobed, 4 to 12 inches long, half as wide, near glabrous, but with scattered hairs. Flower stems are much branched, up to 3 feet. In exposure of edible parts young rape plants used as pot herbs are similar to spinach.



Last update February 19, 1999 by ch