Page author: David Giblin
Brassica nigra
black mustard

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east across North America to the Atlantic Coast.

Habitat: Fields, roadsides, wastelots, and other disturbed areas at low elevations.

Flowers: April-June

Origin: Introduced from Europe

Growth Duration: Annual

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bees, flies, butterflies


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Accepted Name:
Brassica nigra (L.) W.D.J. Koch
Publication: Deutschl. Fl. ed. 3. 4: 713. 1833.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Mutarda nigra Bernh.
Sinapis nigra L.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Brassica nigra in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Brassica nigra checklist entry

OregonFlora: Brassica nigra information

E-Flora BC: Brassica nigra atlas page

CalPhotos: Brassica nigra photos

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