The Mustard Family

The Mustard Family




Fun Fact: All of the plants in this composition are edible! Taste testing is definitely part of the fun. The colors in this family really delight me.


Plants in the Mustard Family share these traits:

     4 petals and 4 sepals
     6 stamens (4 tall and 2 short)
     2-chambered ovary
Seeds are produced in dry podlike fruits with a partition between the halves

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Mustard Plant Family Portrait by Wendy Hollender (Buy it here)


Plants depicted in this Plant Family Portrait:

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)
Armoracia rusticana (Horseradish)
Brassica oleracea
     Romanesco Cauliflower
     Purple Cauliflower
     Red Cabbage
     Rainbow Lacinato Kale
     Brussel Sprouts
Brassica napus (Rutabaga)
Brassica rapa (Field Mustard)
Eruca sativa (Arugula)
Hesperis matronalis (Dame’s Rocket)
Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus
     Red Radish
     Watermelon Radish
     Daikon Radish


My goal with this series of Plant Family Portraits is to deepen people’s awareness of plants and gain an understanding of plant details to help combat “Plant Blindness.” An appreciation for biodiversity is an important part of our wellbeing. May we all delight in nature’s fascinating architecture and colors, appreciate our environment, and how precious it is to protect.

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