Photographer: Hugh H. Iltis
Brassica nigra (L.) W.D.J.Koch
Brassica: Latin name for "cabbage"
nigra: Latin for "black"
|Status: ||Introduced - naturalized|
|Plant: ||erect, annual, 6"-60" tall forb; stems with rough hairs toward the base, smooth and hairless above|
|Flower: ||yellow, 4-parted, 1/4" wide; inflorescence a rounded cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms June-Sept.|
|Fruit:||1/2"-3/4" long, thin, erect, 4-angled pod lying near the stem|
|Leaf:||stalked, not clasping, oval; lower leaves often lobed, upper leaves toothed|
|Habitat: ||disturbed sites, fields|