Wild Mustard, Brassica kaber (DC.) L.C. Wheeler., non-native
- a dicot in the Brassicaceae family -
wild mustard - or black mustard, is a tall aggressive annualEuropean settlers introduced this invasive herb.
common in the spring, can grow from 1 - 3 feet tall



On the left is a wild mustard stem and leaf.
The right is birdsrape mustard (Brassica rapa L.)stem and leaf.
These plants have very similar flowers and growth habits, blooming at the same time.
 

Wild mustard can be found on the preserve, but not birsrape.
It is included here because it grows locally and can be mistaken for common wild mustard. 

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