Monday, April 22, 2013
A Sunday Meander, Chapter 2
Wednesday, 4/24: Last Sunday, and in the days since, I have noticed a large portion of the early bloomers are in the mustard family, Brassicaceae. Here's another view of the Stout-beaked Toothwort, Cardamine pachystigma. Note the elongated seed pods on the right, tyhpical of this family which includes radishes, mustard, broccoli, etc., the group known as the cruciferous vegetables. In fact, the family name used to be Cruciferae. 4 petals look like a cross.