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Sonoran Desert Plants
Brassica tournefortii (Sahara Mustard,Wild Turnip,mostaza)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Brassica tournefortii

 Brassica tournefortii

 Brassica tournefortii

Habitat: sand dunes,roadsides,disturbed areas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate pinnatifid leaves
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: Feb. to April
Spines: spineless
Family: Brassicaceae (mustard family)
Abundance: introduced,common,highly invasive
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 10 (5.6 MB pdf)

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






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