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Tumble Mustard (Sisymbrium altissimum)
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Family: Brassicaceae (Mustard)
Height: 2 to 3 ft.
Blooms: May to August
Leaf Type: lobed
Bloom Size: 0.3 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Regular blooms, 4 parts
Location: Pine Creek Rail Trail
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Tumble Mustard may be easily confused with:
- Field Mustard
Tumble mustard has a deeply cleft leaf, while field mustard has a smooth-edged, clasping leaf.
- White Mustard
Tumble mustard has a deeply cleft leaf, while white mustard's leaf is more like a maple leaf.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.