Flower Database

Purple-stem mustard

Basic information
Flower Name
Purple-stem mustard
Formal Name
Brassica rapa var. utilis 'hong cai tai'
Alias
紅菜花, 紅菜苔
Habitat
Basin out of the Chinese Yangtze River
Morph
Biennial vegetable
Comment
Purple Choi Sum or Purple-stem mustard (scientific name: Brassica rapa var. Utilis 'hong cai tai') is a European native , and is a spices of hardy biennial vegetable of the Brassicaceae 'Choi Sum (scientific name: Brassica rapa var. Utilis )'. It is cultivated in the middle of the Yangtze River China, the leaves are green, the stems and petioles are purple. Stems and leaves become vegetables and are eaten with stir-fried foods etc..
Common name:Purple Choi Sum or Purple-stem mustard , scientific name: Brassica rapa var. Utilis 'hong cai tai', aka: beninavana, birth place: Yangtze River in China, Lifestyle type: Vegetable in two years grass, plant height: 50 to 60 cm, harvesting period: December to March, leaf color: green, veins · petiole · stem color: fresh Purple, inflorescence form: inflorescence, inflorescence diameter: 5 to 10 cm, number of petals: 4, flower size: 1 to 2 cm, flower color: yellow, flowering period: December to April.
Detailed information
Order
Brassicales
Family
Brassicaceae
Genus
rapa
Species
B. rapa var. Utilis 'hong cai tai'
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Cross
Leaf type
Lanceolate
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
field
Color
Yellow
Season
Jan Feb Mar Apr Dec
Height
50  ~ 60  [cm]
Diameter
1  ~ 2