Photographer: Richard Bauer
Brassica juncea (L.) Czern.
brown mustard, Chinese mustard, Indian mustard
Brassica: Latin name for "cabbage"
juncea: stiff like rush
|Status: ||Introduced - naturalized|
|Plant: ||erect, annual, 12"-40" tall forb, often smooth|
|Flower: ||yellow, 4-parted, 1/2" wide; inflorescence a rounded cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms June-Oct.|
|Fruit:||1/2"-1 1/2" long, thin pod roundish in cross section and pointing upward|
|Leaf:||upper leaves smaller, mostly short-stalked to stalkless, not clasping; lower leaves to 8", pinnately-divided and toothed|
|Habitat: ||disturbed sites|