Black Mustard (Brassica nigra)
Black Mustard Species Description
These plants are from foreign areas (those that occur outside of North America north of Mexico) that have been released intentionally or unintentionally. Plants that have been disseminated or escaped as a result of human activity, and become established somewhere within the United States, Canada or Greenland.
Allergenicity: Black Mustard (Brassica nigra) is a severe allergen.
Pollination: Occurs in following seasons depending on latitude and elevation: Spring to Fall.
Angiosperm - Flowering Dicot: Plants in this group have two embryonic leaves (dicotyledons). Examples of dicotyledons are beans, buttercups, oaks, sunflowers, etc.
Forb: A broad-leaved herb other than a grass, especially one growing in a field, prairie, or meadow.
Weed: Any plant growing in cultivated ground to the injury of the crop or desired vegetation, or to the disfigurement of the place; an unsightly, useless, or injurious plant.
Annual: Plants in which the entire life cycle is completed within one growing season.
State Noxious Weed: unpleasant and possibly also harmful.
Herbaceous Stem: Not woody, lacking lignified tissues.
Black Mustard Species Usage
Pharmacological: Used in medicine or pharmacological research.
Honey/Bee Pollen: A plant used as a source of food for Honey Bees, and may be a flavor of honey such as clover or alfalfa.
More Black Mustard (Brassica nigra) imagesby Jessie M. Harris from BONAP