You can't help scratching your head....


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Well, Tuesday I went with my wife (a realtor) to show a house way out in the country. ALL the fields were COVERED in this plant (ALL flowering). It was at that point that the cobwebs cleared in my brain and I SUDDENLY realized that I have been "around" these rapeseed plants ALL my life (I was "brought up" in the country life) but these plants have NEVER been locally called rapeseed.....EVER. So I messaged a longtime farmer friend and asked him what it was called.......His answer: WILD mustard........
 
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Wild mustard or Charlock is very similar, Tetters thought it might have been that too.


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Other Brassicas, mainly mustards and rape.
Can look a little like Ragwort, pictured, but the smell of mustard should keep you safe.
Charlock isn't cultivated here, but Rape is on a large scale. Used to make bio fuel.
 
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Wild mustard or Charlock is very similar, Tetters thought it might have been that too.




Charlock isn't cultivated here, but Rape is on a large scale. Used to make bio fuel.
There's NO doubt in my mind that it IS Rape......but down here, in the DEEEEP South, it's "street name" is wild mustard.
 

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