Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Sisymbrium altissimum L. image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Brassicaceae
Sisymbrium altissimum L.
tall tumble mustard
Sisymbrium: Greek name for some plant of the mustard family
altissimum: Latin for "especially tall"
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, annual, 6"-40" tall forb, usually with many branches near the top
Flower: pale yellow, 4-parted, 1/2" wide; inflorescence a loose cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms June-July
Fruit:long, thin, erect pod on stalks almost as thick as the pod
Leaf:stalked, pinnately-divided
Habitat: disturbed sites

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