Eruca sativa

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Eruca sativa f

  1. A taxonomic species within the family Brassicaceae – produces leaves sold as arugula.

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  • Botanists differ as to whether E. vesicaria and E. sativa are distinct taxa and, if they are distinct, whether E. sativa should be treated as a suspecies of E. vesicaria, E. v. subsp. sativa. Thus any of these taxa may be used in reference to the plants and the products of the plants.

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