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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 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

Black Trumpet (Horn of Plenty; Black Chanterelle; Trumpet of the Dead)

Photo of two black trumpets, dark brown vase-shaped mushrooms on mossy ground
The black trumpet is dark brown to black, vase- or trumpet-shaped, with a wavy margin and no gills. More

Black Trumpet (Horn of Plenty; Black Chanterelle; Trumpet of the Dead)

Photo of black trumpets, dark brown vase shaped mushrooms, against fallen leaves
Black trumpets grow in groups of few to many on rocky, mossy hillsides in deciduous woods. They are small and blend in with the forest floor. However, when you see one, there will be more. More

Black Trumpets

photo of black trumpets, gray, funnel-shaped mushrooms
The upper surface texture of black trumpets can be smooth to rough and scaly. More

Black Walnut Bark

black-walnut-bark
Black walnut bark is rough, and when the surface is lightly scraped shows a chocolate brown color. More