Content tagged with "mustard"

Black Mustard

Photo of black mustard plant growing in cracked pavement
A native of Eurasia, black mustard is weedy and grows in fields, waste places, roadsides, and other disturbed areas. Until it was recently replaced by another species (brown mustard, which also is naturalized in Missouri) black mustard was the chief source of seed used in making table mustard. More

Black Mustard

Photo of black mustard flower cluster
Brassica nigra
Next time you breeze past weedy black mustard on the highway or spot it in a fallow field, think of how important this and other mustards are to the world economy – and to your dinner table. More

Black Mustard

Photo of black mustard plants on the edge of a field
Black mustard can grow to 5 feet tall. Next time you breeze past weedy black mustard on the highway or spot it in a fallow field, think of how important this and other mustards are to the world economy – and to your dinner table. More

Black Mustard (Flowers)

Photo of black mustard flower cluster
The flowers of black mustard are very small, yellow, and about 3/8 inch wide, with the 4 petals arranged like a cross. It blooms April–November. The fruits are long seedpods (technically, siliques) that form lower on the stalk as new flowers develop higher up. More

Black Mustard (Leaves)

Photo of black mustard leaves
The leaves of black mustard have long petioles and are highly variable, often irregularly lobed to the midrib, generally ovate, some with teeth. More

Field Cress (Flowers)

Photo of field cress flowers
Like other flowers in the mustard family, those of field cress have 4 small white petals arising from the many upper branches. It blooms April–June. The seedpods are nearly round. More

Field Cress (Pepper Grass; Pepperweed)

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Lepidium campestre
Also called cow cress, field cress is an Old World plant that was introduced to America long ago. In Missouri, it is weedy and found mainly in disturbed habitats such as pastures and roadsides. More

Field Cress (Plant)

Photo of field cress plant
Also called cow cress or pepperweed, field cress is an Old World plant that was introduced to America long ago. In Missouri, it is weedy and found mainly in disturbed habitats such as pastures and roadsides. More

Garlic Mustard

Photo of garlic mustard plant with flowers
Alliaria petiolata
Because each plant disperses a large number of seeds, garlic mustard can outcompete native vegetation for light, moisture, nutrients, soil, and space as it quickly colonizes an area. More

Garlic Mustard

Photo of garlic mustard plant with flowers
Because each plant disperses a large number of seeds, garlic mustard can out compete native vegetation for light, moisture, nutrients, soil, and space as it quickly colonizes an area. More