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Wild Mustard - Sinapis arvensis
Family: Brassicaceae

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Synonyms - Brassica kaber and Brassica arvensis. Other names - Canola, Rapeseed, Charlock Mustard, and Kaber Mustard.

Description

Wild Mustard is relatively difficult to distinguish from other mustards ... for the beginner anyhow. There are some disntinct differences though, and a with a bit of practice anyone can find Wild mustard.

First, look at the leaves, they should be bristly with the lower leavs having a large lobe near the base. Next, look at the upper leaves. If they clasp the stalk is its likely a species of Brassica. If not, then you're on the right trac. Finally, look at the sepals. They should be spreading at various angles.

Links to more information

  1. USDA Info Page

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