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.