Sinapis arvensis

Sinapis arvensis_wild mustard_JM DiTomaso
Photo: Joseph DiTomaso

Synonyms: Brassica arvensis, Brassica kaber

Common names: wild mustard; canola; charlock mustard; common mustard; crunch-weed; field kale; field mustard; kedlock; rapeseed

Sinapis arvensis (wild mustard, charlock)

Cal-IPC Rating: Limited?

CDFA Rating: None?


Plant Assessment Form - Information gathered by Cal-IPC on the impacts, rate of spread, and distribution of invasive plants in California. Does not include management information.

Weed Management Notes

  • Management Notes - Information on management techniques and effectiveness from the University of California Cooperative Extension’s Weed Research & Information Center.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

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Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

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Other Sinapis arvensis Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.
  • Additional photos

    Sinapis arvensis_leaves and inflorescence_copyright2010_NealKramer
    Sinapis arvensis (wild mustard) leaves and inflorescence. Photo: © 2010 Neal Kramer
    Sinapis arvensis_fruits_ZoyaAkulova
    Sinapis arvensis (wild mustard) fruits. Photo: Zoya Akulova
    Sinapis arvensis_mature fruit with seed_ZoyaAkulova
    Sinapis arvensis (wild mustard) mature fruit with seed. Photo: Zoya Akulova
    Sinapis arvensis_stem and leaf_ZoyaAkulova
    Sinapis arvensis (wild mustard) stem and leaf. Photo: Zoya Akulova