|Scientific name:||Brassica napus L.|
|Common name:||Rapeseed, Oilseed rape, Colza, Canola|
|Hebrew name:||כרוב הנפוס|
|Family:||Cruciferae / Brassicaceae, מצליביפ|
|Stems:||Erect, much-branched, up to 1.5 m tall, often purple toward base|
|Leaves:||Alternate, glaucous, the lower ones lyrate-pinnatifid or lobed, with petioles 10–30 cm long, glabrous or with a few bristly hairs, upper stem leaves lanceolate, sessile, clasping, more or less entire|
|Flowers:||Hermaphrodite; sepals erecto-patent; four yellow petals yellow, cross-shaped flowers; open flowers usually not overtopping buds of inflorescence|
|Fruits / pods:||Siliqua; sickle shaped pods containing tiny round seeds|
|Flowering Period:||March, April, May, June|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Brassica, the classical Latin name for cabbage.
napus, Latin napus, turnip; with a little turnip-like root.
Canola is a specific variety of the rapeseed low in erucic acid which was developed in Canada: his name is made from "Canadian oil low acid".
The Hebrew word: כרוב הנפוס ,cruv hanapus, cruv, cabbage; hanapus transliteration from the scientific name Napus.
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