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Brassicaceae
The Cabbage Family
Plantae Angiosperms Eudicots Rosids Brassicales
formerly CRUCIFERAE

Four petalled flowers in a cross shape

Clusters of flowers
Papery membrane dividing a two-chambered seed capsule

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Brassicaceae, The Cabbage Family
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Scientific Family name.
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The Family Brassicaceae
belongs to the Order of Brassicales



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Brassicaceae
Brassicales
Brassicales
Order of Mustard
Eumalvids
Real Mallows
Malvidae
Mallow Class
Eurosids
Real Rose Class
Rosids
Rosids
Rose-Like Class
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus
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Whitetop Sprouts
  Whitetop Sprouts April 03, 2012
This is an edible weed, that is like a strong radish. It is a member of the Brassica family. Whitetop Sprouts
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Toothwort
  Toothwort July 25, 2011
Toothwort
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Cutleaf Toothwort
  Cutleaf Toothwort July 24, 2011
Cutleaf Toothwort
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Field Mustard
  Field Mustard May 22, 2011
Field Mustard
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Evergreen Candytuft
  Evergreen Candytuft November 19, 2010
[[]]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iberis[[]] Evergreen Candytuft
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Wallflower
  Wallflower October 24, 2010
Wallflower
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Rocket Plant
  Rocket Plant September 01, 2010
[[]]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eruca_vesicaria[[]]
[[]]http://www.spicesmedicinalherbs.com/arugula-eruca-sativa
.html[[]]
Rocket Plant
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Broccoli
  Broccoli July 15, 2010
It has been popular in Italy since the days of the Roman Empire. However, records indicate this vegetable was unknown in England until a relatively recent few hundred years ago. It has become popular in the United States only since last century. Broccoli has been grown for more than two thousand years. During the 16th century, Broccoli was grown in Italy and France. It began to be commercially grown in the United States in the 1920s. Medicinal Uses: Diuretic, promotes eye vision. Broccoli is kn Broccoli
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Woad
  Woad June 17, 2010
Woad is native to the Middle East and the Mediterranean from which it spread into Europe and where it has been in use as a dye plant since Neolithic times. Textiles dyed with woad were found in Viking ship burials like the Oseberg ship in Norway and the Celtic chieftains graves in Hallstatt, Austria. The famous Bayeux tapestry has several shades of blue dyed with woad. The first archaeological finds of woad seeds date to the Neolithic and have been found in the French cave of l'Audoste, Bouches Woad
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Annual wall-rocket
  Annual wall-rocket June 16, 2010
a plant widely cultivated as a leaf vegetable, a root vegetable, and an oilseed. Annual wall-rocket
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Cauliflower
  Cauliflower June 15, 2010
Cauliflower traces its ancestry to the wild cabbage, a plant thought to have originated in ancient Asia Minor, which resembled kale or collards more than the vegetable that we now know it to be. The cauliflower went through many transformations and reappeared in the Mediterranean region, where it has been an important vegetable in Turkey and Italy since at least 600 B.C. It gained popularity in France in the mid-16th century and was subsequently cultivated in Northern Europe and the British Isle Cauliflower
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Watercress
  Watercress June 10, 2010
The name Nasturtium comes from the Latin "nasus tortus", meaning "twisted nose", in reference to the effect on the nasal passages of eating the plants. one of the oldest known leaf vegetables consumed by human beings. Watercress contains significant amounts of iron, calcium and folic acid, in addition to vitamins A and C. In some regions watercress is regarded as a weed, in other regions as an aquatic vegetable or herb. Watercress crops grown in the presence of animal wast Watercress
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Dyer's Woad
  Dyer's Woad May 22, 2010
Likes disturbed soil. Used to make blue dye. Woad is an Antiseptic. "Dyer" means, the person who Dyes clothing, in this case, deep blue. The first archaeological finds of woad seeds, dated to have lived in the Neolithic, were found in the French cave of l'Audoste, Bouches du Rhone (France). Egyptians, used it to dye the cloth wrappings of mummies. The actual chemical is Indigo that stains very well. Most livestock and wildlife won't graze it. Used to protect wood against decay withou Dyer's Woad
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Rucula - ERUCA SATIVA
  Rucula - ERUCA SATIVA April 21, 2010
The arugula (Eruca sativa), also called mustard Persian, is a vegetable originating from regions close to the Mediterranean. The same was widely used in the Roman Empire as an aphrodisiac. Currently, the rocket is very popular in Italy and used in many typical Italian dishes, as in Brazil, it is consumed in the southern region. Rudbeckia belongs to the family Cruciferae, the same as turnip, cabbage, broccoli, etc.. The vegetable has elongated leaves and can measure between 10 to 15 cm tall. When Rucula - ERUCA SATIVA
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ERUCA SATIVA
  ERUCA SATIVA April 21, 2010
The arugula (Eruca sativa), also called mustard Persian, is a vegetable originating from regions close to the Mediterranean. The same was widely used in the Roman Empire as an aphrodisiac. Currently, the rocket is very popular in Italy and used in many typical Italian dishes, as in Brazil, it is consumed in the southern region. Rudbeckia belongs to the family Cruciferae, the same as turnip, cabbage, broccoli, etc.. The vegetable has elongated leaves and can measure between 10 to 15 cm tall. When ERUCA SATIVA
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Wild radish
  Wild radish April 12, 2010
Brassica Weed Raphanus caudatus Raphanus raphanistrum Raphanus sativus Radishes grow best in full sun and light, sandy loams Edibility Radishes are rich in ascorbic acid, folic acid, and potassium. They are a good source of vitamin B6, riboflavin, magnesium, copper, and calcium. One cup of sliced red radish bulbs provides approximately 20 calories, largely from carbohydrates. The most commonly eaten portion is the napiform taproot, although the entire plant is edible and the tops can be used Wild radish
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Japanese mustard
  Japanese mustard January 21, 2010
Japanese mustard
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Radish
  Radish August 12, 2009
Raphanus means "quickly complete", which refers to the quick grow speed. Radishes are suggested as an alternative treatment for a variety of ailments including whooping cough, cancer, coughs, gastric discomfort, liver problems, constipation, dyspepsia, gallbladder problems, arthritis, gallstones, kidney stones and intestinal parasites. The seeds of the Raphanus sativus species can be pressed to extract seed oil. Wild radish seeds contain up to 48% oil content, and while not sui Radish
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Wild Radish
  Wild Radish August 06, 2009
This is one of the larger Brassica flowers. This is a garden variety. Wild Radish
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Wild Mustard, Charlock
  Wild Mustard, Charlock July 20, 2009
Wild Mustard, Charlock
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White Brassica Flower
  White Brassica Flower July 13, 2009
White Brassica Flower
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Prince’s Plume Flower
  Prince’s Plume Flower June 25, 2009
This Brassica plant grows up to 6 feet tall. Stanleya pinnata thrives on selenium rich soils and as a result crushed stems or leaves have an unpleasant odor. "Pinnata" is Latin for "feathered", referring to the feather-like flower raceme. Prince’s Plume Flower
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Desert Mustard
  Desert Mustard June 25, 2009
physaria? Desert Mustard
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Western Yellow Wallflower
  Western Yellow Wallflower June 07, 2009
This is one of the more flowery varieties of wild Brassica in Utah. The flower are about 3 inches across. Western Yellow Wallflower
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Mizuna
  Mizuna June 06, 2009
Also known as Xiu Cai, Kyona, Japanese Mustard, Potherb Mustard, Japanese Greens and California Peppergrass. Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) Species: rapa var. nipposinica Spacing: 9-12 in. (22-30 cm) 12-15 in. (30-38 cm) Sun Exposure: Full Sun Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to Mizuna
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Osaka Purple (Red Mustard, or "Aka Takana")
  Osaka Purple (Red Mustard, or "Aka Takana") June 06, 2009
Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info) Species: juncea (JUN-kee-uh) (Info) Cultivar: Osaka Purple Called aka takana in Japan. Spacing: 3-6 in. (7-15 cm) Sun Exposure: Full Sun Bloom Color: Pale Yellow Bright Yellow Bloom Time: Mid Spring Late Spring/Early Summer Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Requires consiste Osaka Purple (Red Mustard, or "Aka Takana")
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Ruby Streaks Mustard Greens
  Ruby Streaks Mustard Greens June 06, 2009
Beautiful red leaves. Delicious with sweet yet mildly pungent flavor. Wonderful for eating fresh in salads, steamed or stir-fried. Great for baby greens. Ideal edible ornamental for pots and gardens. Harvest 20-40 days. Ruby Streaks Mustard Greens
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Tatsoi
  Tatsoi June 06, 2009
Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info) Species: rapa var. rosularis Cultivar: Tatsoi Spacing: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm) Hardiness: Unknown - Tell us Sun Exposure: Light Shade Danger: Seed is poisonous if ingested Bloom Color: Bright Yellow Foliage: Smooth-Textured Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Propagation Methods: Tatsoi
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Packman Broccoli
  Packman Broccoli June 03, 2009
Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info) Species: oleracea (awl-lur-RAY-see-uh) (Info) Cultivar: Packman Height: 12-18 in. (30-45 cm) Spacing: 15-18 in. (38-45 cm) Sun Exposure: Full Sun Bloom Color is Bright Yellow Foliage: Herbaceous Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acid Packman Broccoli
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Annual Honesty, Money Plant
  Annual Honesty, Money Plant May 28, 2009
Disc-Seed Plant with big purple flowers AKA Money Plant, Silver Dollars Plant etc. Annual Honesty, Money Plant
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Honesty Plant
  Honesty Plant May 18, 2009
I'm not 100% sure that this is the Honesty Plant, Lunaria annua. Let me know if you know differently. Honesty Plant
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Clasping Pepperweed
  Clasping Pepperweed May 14, 2009
[[]]http://healthyhomegardening.com/Plant.php?pid=152[[]] [[]]http://healthyhomegardening.com/Plant.php?pid=128[[]] Clasping Pepperweed
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Mustard Green Sprout - Unknown
  Mustard Green Sprout - Unknown May 11, 2009
Mustard Green Sprout - Unknown
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Brassica Weed - Unknown
  Brassica Weed - Unknown May 10, 2009
Brassica Weed - Unknown
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Sweet Alyssum - Carpet Snow - White Flower
  Sweet Alyssum - Carpet Snow - White Flower May 10, 2009
Lobularia maritima is best planted in early spring, but requires little maintenance when growing. Plants with darker-colored flowers do better in cooler temperatures. Sweet Alyssum - Carpet Snow - White Flower
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Lavender Sweet Alyssum Flowers - Royal Carpet
  Lavender Sweet Alyssum Flowers - Royal Carpet May 10, 2009
The widely cultivated "Sweet Alyssum" is Lobularia maritima. The common rockery plant is Aurinia saxatilis. Lavender Sweet Alyssum Flowers - Royal Carpet
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Annual Honesty - Lunaria annua
  Annual Honesty - Lunaria annua May 10, 2009
Looks like a Dames Violet Hesperia matronalis Annual Honesty - Lunaria annua
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Bud Flower Brassica
  Bud Flower Brassica May 04, 2009
Could be Tumbling Mustard, Jim Hill Mustard (Sisymbrium altissimum) Bud Flower Brassica
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Clasping Pepperweed
  Clasping Pepperweed May 04, 2009
Lepidium perfoliatum Brassica Weed Clasping Pepperweed
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Hoary Mustard
  Hoary Mustard May 04, 2009
Yellow Flower Brassica Weed Hoary Mustard
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Purple Rock Cress
  Purple Rock Cress May 04, 2009
Purple Rock Cress
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Copenhagen Market Cabbage
  Copenhagen Market Cabbage May 01, 2009
Copenhagen Market 100 days to maturity— One of the largest early maturing roundhead varieties. The solid, round heads are six to eight inches in diameter and average three to four pounds in weight. Keeps well. Developed by Hjalmar Hartmann & Co. of Copenhagen, Denmark and first introduced in 1909. The exact parentage is not known but is believed to be the old German variety, 'Ditmarscher'. W. Atlee Burpee introduced 'Copenhagen Market' into the United States in 1911. These Copenhagen Market Cabbage
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Virginia Pepperweed
  Virginia Pepperweed April 30, 2009
Spiney Flat Seed Plant Virginia Pepperweed
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Brassica
  Brassica April 29, 2009
Brassica
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Iberis Flower - Candytuft
  Iberis Flower - Candytuft April 25, 2009
Looks like Ammi majus Little White 4 petalled flower with two of the petals being larger than the other two. Iberis Flower - Candytuft
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Brussels Sprouts
  Brussels Sprouts April 21, 2009
Brussels Sprouts
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Red Cabbage
  Red Cabbage April 21, 2009
Red Cabbage
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Flixweed
  Flixweed April 20, 2009
Flixweed is a member of the Mustard family. Flixweed is distinguished from other mustards because of its finely dissected leaves, that look like fern leaves. The flowers are tiny and yellow. In ancient times it was prescribed for dysentery, theh it was called 'Sophia Chirugorum', or "Wisdom of Surgeons," because of it's healing properties. Flixweed is similar in appearance to Descurainia pinnata (Tansy Mustard) Brassicaceae Family == Kingdom: Plantae Flixweed
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Hoary Cress - Whitetop
  Hoary Cress - Whitetop April 20, 2009
Hoary cress is a perennial that grows up to 3 feet tall. It is considered a noxious weed in many parts of the U.S.A. Leaves are finely toothed. Upper leaves clasp the stem. * White, four-petaled flowers * Clasping upper leaves * Extensive root system Brassicaceae Family http://www.utahweed.org/weed_hcress.htm Hoary Cress - Whitetop
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Broccoli Seedling
  Broccoli Seedling April 20, 2009
Broccoli Seedling
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Shepherd's Purse
  Shepherd's Purse April 20, 2009
Common Weed Tiny 4 petalled white flowers. Heat-Shaped lobed seed packets called 'silicles' that resemble the purse sack that a Shepard may have once worn. Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unranked): Rosids Order: Brassicales Family: Brassicaceae Genus: Capsella Species: C. bursa-pastoris Binomial name Capsella bursa-pasto Shepherd's Purse
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Red Winter Kale
  Red Winter Kale April 16, 2009
The Kale Red Winter, 'Brassica oleraceae (Acephla)', is a rare strain of Kale that has very tender, sweet leaves compared to other kales. Most Kale gets sweeter as the first frost hits. Red Winter, an improved Red Russian Kale, is sweet all the time and it is also very tender. Red Winter is excellent for your mesclun salad mixes, tasty garnishes, and lightly cooked dishes. The red-veins, wavy margins, and foliage that resembles oak leaves makes Red Winter almost dramatic looking in the Red Winter Kale
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Red Acre Cabbage
  Red Acre Cabbage April 16, 2009
Cabbage is a member of the brassica family which contains broccoli, brussel sprouts, and cauliflower. They enjoy cool weather and do not respond well to excessive heat. Cabbage is a biennial plant that will yield fruit for only one season. A top-notch red variety used raw, cooked or in coleslaw. Heads are deep red, globe shaped, 6 to 7 inches in diameter. A colorful addition to a garden landscape. Red Acre stores better than most early cabbage. Approximately 77 days to maturity from transplan Red Acre Cabbage
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Broccoli - Green Goliath
  Broccoli - Green Goliath April 16, 2009
Broccoli is an biennial plant that enjoys cool weather and does not respond well to heat. Excessive summer heat may cause the plant to "bolt", which means it will begin growing flowers and seeds in the fall rather than in the following spring, as biennial normally would do. Either way, after the the plant has bolted than it's life cycle is complete and it will die. Therefore broccoli must be replanted every year. 56 days. Brassica oleracea. Plant produces giant size blue-green brocco Broccoli - Green Goliath
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Wall Rocket
  Wall Rocket March 14, 2009
Diplotaxis (wall-rocket) is a genus of about 30-35 species of flowering plants in the family Brassicaceae, native to Europe, the Mediterranean region, and Macaronesia; the species diversity is highest in northwest Africa and Cape Verde. They are annual or perennial plants, either herbaceous or sub-shrubby with a woody base. The flowers are yellow in many species, white in some. Some species, such as D. tenuifolia, can be used as leaf vegetables; they are similar to Eruca sativa in their pepp Wall Rocket

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