Facts and Stats: 375 Genera Worldwide About 55 found in North America About 3,200 species Most members are weedy species with short life cycles. Formerly known as Cruciferae (note the irregular ending) because of the four petals in a cross shape.
All Species of Mustard are edible!
Broccoli (Brassica oleracea)
Rapeseed Field (Brassica napus)
-usually arranged like “X” or “H”
-2 tall stamen
-2 short stamen
- Radial or raceme(spiral staircase) pattern of the seedpods on the flower stalk
Commercial Mustard is typically made from the seeds of the black mustard mixed with vinegar.