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charlock:

see mustardmustard,
common name for the Cruciferae, a large family chiefly of herbs of north temperate regions. The easily distinguished flowers of the Cruciferae have four petals arranged diagonally ("cruciform") and alternating with the four sepals.
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charlock

1. a weedy Eurasian plant, Sinapis arvensis (or Brassica kaber), with hairy stems and foliage and yellow flowers: family: Brassicaceae (crucifers)
2. white charlock a related plant, Raphanus raphanistrum, with yellow, mauve, or white flowers and podlike fruits
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Charlock is a common weed found alongside oilseed rape in the UK and mainland Europe.
At one test site they found a GM version of charlock one year after the trial.
He insisted researchers had not confirmed the mutant was a cross between oil seed rape and charlock.
Christopher Keenan, 34, of Charlock Grove, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough, banned from driving for six months and fined pounds 100 with pounds 25 costs for using a vehicle without insurance and driving without an appropriate licence.
One relative of rape is charlock, which was a serious arable weed until the advent of selective herbicides in the 1950s.
So far as I am aware no one can give assurance that the specific herbicide tolerance of the GM rape will not migrate to charlock, raising the spectre of a weed which might be difficult to control and, incidentally, which has an even longer seed life than rape in soil.
Christopher Keenan, 34, of Charlock Grove, Coulby Newham, banned from driving for two years and fined pounds 400 for driving without an appropriate licence and having no insurance or MOT.
Mark Oliver, owner of County Durham-based Aquajet, has offered to carry out work at Charlock, Coulby Newham, where any spell of prolonged rain leaves residents fighting to halt water running off nearby fields.
Ann Imeson, a resident of Charlock who has led the fight for better drainage, has sent a huge thank you to Mr Oliver.
People living on Charlock in Coulby Newham have been fighting for six years to get a better drainage system.
Alison Mary El Hamri, 41, of Charlock, Coulby Newham, banned from driving for 48 months, given a five-month jail sentence suspended for 18 months, given a community order with 18 months' supervision and ordered to pay pounds 50 costs for driving while disqualified, drink driving and having no insurance.
Christopher Keenan, 32, of Charlock, Coulby Newham, fined pounds 355 with pounds 25 costs and banned from driving for one year for driving without an appropriate licence, using a vehicle without insurance or MoT and obstructing a police officer.