Brassica napus L.


source: H. Zell (2009), Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)
source: H. Zell (2009), Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)


GrinTax Brassica napus L.
The Plant list Brassica napus L.
English name Rapeseed

Crop relationship
Rapeseed primary genepool
Turnip secondary genepool
Mustard secondary genepool
Crambe tertiary genepool
Cabbage tertiary genepool
Radish tertiary genepool
Arugula tertiary genepool
White mustard tertiary genepool
Black mustard tertiary genepool

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity naturalized in 17th century
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence common
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe often escaped, sometimes naturalized
Asia -
Africa -
North-America often escaped, sometimes naturalized
South-America -
Australia -
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, August 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.txcnmf
Distribution data GBIF, August 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.txcnmf

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information