Brassica kaber

Wild Mustard

Uppermost Leaf Bottom
Regina
01-July-2003

bullet

Kaber:  Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora and Flora of Alberta leading to this species.
bullet

leaves, at least the middle and upper, merely toothed

bullet

cauline leaves not clasping

bullet

silique glabrous (or rarely bristly - FOA)

bullet

silique about 2 mm thick

bullet

each valve of silique with 3 parallel nerves of about equal prominence

bullet

beak large, angular, 2-edged, about half as long as the body; NOT slender round or conical

bullet

beak often containing seek

 
bullet

Brassica: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora and Flora of Alberta leading to this genus.
bullet

leaves dentate or divided, not entire

bullet

leaves NOT: oval to elliptical, entire, the cauline cordate-clasping

bullet

petals yellow

bullet

petals mostly 7-12 mm long

bullet

fruit pod-like (silique or silicle), dehiscent by 2 valves

bullet

pods circular in cross section; not flattened

bullet

pods NOT compressed at right angles to the central partition

bullet

pods usually more than 4 times as long as broad

bullet

pods opening by  valves, not constricted between seeds

bullet

pods with a long, elongated, stout beak

bullet

beak joint of capsule seedless

bullet

beak of pod and the body equal in cross section

bullet

seeds in 1 row in each locule

 
bullet

Cruciferae: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora leading to this family.
bullet

herbs

bullet

plants terrestrial or semi-aquatic

bullet

plants not with colored milky juice

bullet

plants with more than one normal leaf

bullet

leaves without stipules, or having glands

bullet

some or all leaves alternate

bullet

calyx regular

bullet

4 sepals

bullet

corolla regular in shape

bullet

4 petals

bullet

stamens usually 6, 4 long and 2 short

bullet

ovary superior

bullet

1 or 2 carpels