Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The thing about mustards

Photo by Matt Ball 3/22/2012
Plants in the Mustard Family (Brassicaceae) put a lot of energy into rather elaborate fruits. These seed 'pods' of a Jewel Flower (Streptanthus carinatus) are about 2 inches long. Remember the flowers? They are barely 1/2 inch long. Another mustard you know is the Lace Pod Mustard (Thysanocarpus curvipes).

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