Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

Characteristics of the Brassicaceae (Mustard) family

  • Herbaceous
  • With mustard oils
  • Leaves simple, alternate, often lobed, with pinnate venation
  • Leaf edge often dentate or lobed
  • Inflorescence a raceme
  • Petals 4, not fused, forming a cross + from above, white, yellow, or pink
  • Stamens 6 „
  • Fruit a dry capsule with inner wall (silique)
Associated Plants