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charlock:

see mustardmustard,
common name for the Cruciferae, or Brassicaceae, 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 seeds can remain dormant for up to 30 years before germinating.
Anthony McDougall, 19, of Charlock, Coulby Newham, given a 12-month community order with 40 hours' unpaid work and supervision requirements and ordered to pay PS145 costs for theft.
At Eccleston Mere, coltsfoot, red dead nettle and yellow charlock are flowering away, and Jim found good patches of flowering lesser celandine in Rufford.
Charlock is also known as wild mustard, and food historians and geneticists say most of the green vegetables farmed in the western world - apart from lettuce - were developed from it.
At one test site, the researchers found a GM version of common weed charlock growing in the field the year after GM trials.
Brassica kaber (DC.) Wheeler: (*,+); Synonym--Sinapis arvensis L., Charlock; rare; roadsides; BSUH 10536.
Linnets plunged by 40 per cent during the last 30 years due to loss of their traditional foods, including the arable plant charlock, through herbicide use.
Manders, of Charlock, Coulby Newham, was jailed for 18 months after he pleaded guilty to three thefts and three attempted burglaries, and breach of the suspended jail sentence.
Mike Barrow saw flowering yellow charlock in Huyton.