Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hey, hey, we're the mustards!

Plants in the mustard family (Brassicaceae) are reliable spring bloomers in Sabino Canyon. We have, among others:

Cross the Bear Canyon bridge and turn left (instead of right into Bear Canyon); and you'll see many of these mustards on both sides of that road. Mustards tend to have inordinately large (and/or unusual) fruits for their flower size. Look for flowers and then fruits, as the season progresses. 

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