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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Brassica nigra (Black Mustard, mostasa negra)

Cabeza Prieta Peak


Habitat: fields
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate,lanceolate,pinnatifid,dentate
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: winter and spring
Spines: spineless
Family: Brassicaceae (mustard family)
Abundance: introduced,uncommon
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, A. Salywon, and J. Malusa. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 11. Eudicots: Brassicaceae and Burseraceae. Phytoneuron 2015-6, 1-48 page 9 (5.6 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Brassica nigra (opens in a new tab).






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