Biology 21 Field Botany

Plant Families


Mustard Family

leaves: lobed, usually alternate
inflorescence: raceme
flowers: biradial, appear cross-like, petals often yellow or white, clawed stamens tetradynamous: 4 long and 2 short
fruit: capsule (silique); outer portions fall off and seeds cling to inner septum

representative species

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