Mustard

Family

(Brassicaceae)

The Mustard Family have flowers with 4 petals that form a cross. There are 6 stamens, and often times 2 of them are smaller. The one pistil has a chrarcteristic seedpod that grows upwards. The leaves are simple, although there are some species with pinnate-shaped leaflets. The majority of the species have alternate leaves, although there are exceptions to this rule. Plants produce oils and are often herbs that we use. There are about 140 species that grow in our area.
Poor-man's-pepper Hoary Assylum
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