Raphanus raphanistrum L.

Wild radish

source: Roel Hoekstra, CGN 2015
source: Roel Hoekstra, CGN 2015


GrinTax Raphanus raphanistrum L.
The Plant list Raphanus raphanistrum L.
English name Wild radish

Crop relationship
Radish primary genepool
Mustard tertiary genepool
Rape seed tertiary genepool

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity naturalized before 1500
Trend since 1950 decreasing (25-50%)
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 largest part of Europe
Asia temperate and cool zones
Africa naturalized in South Africa
North-America naturalized
South-America naturalized
Australia naturalized
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, July 2017. doi:10.15468/dl.1gopms
Distribution data GBIF, July 2017. doi:10.15468/dl.1gopms

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information